The Bible in Art, Miniatures, Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures Inspired by The Old Testament

The Bible in Art, Miniatures, Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures Inspired by The Old Testament

New York: Phaidon, 1956.

Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. 239 pp, with frontispiece, illustrations, indices. Front hinge a bit wobbly, otherwise minimal wear, in original black cloth decorated in gilt. Light shelf wear to dust jacket; scratch through illustration on front cover. "The present volume is designed to show the relationship between the Old Testament and the art of nearly fifteen centuries. Starting from the early catacomb wallpaintings, through the rich patterns of Byzantine mosaics and miniatures and the refinement of English and French illuminated manuscripts, to Gothic sculpture and the great masters of the Renaissance ... Many works are here shown for the first time, and a large number of photographs were specially taken for this publication" (dust jacket). Approximately 50 pages of text, the remainder is filled with beautiful b/w and mounted color illustrations. Due to size, shipping charges will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

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