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Luis Monreal Tejada

The Iconography of Christianity

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Non fiction

January 2000

560 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: Iconografía del Cristianismo

Christian iconography uses, as its raw materials, the repertory of images by means of which Christian dogmas, ideas, beliefs and deeds are made visible to the eyes. With the talent of one who has spent long years studying the subject, Luis Monreal y Tejada offers in this volume the elements required for their proper observation. The reader will find an effective and well-structured guide to explore with confidence the world of Christian iconography, in respect both of aspects related to religious worship and of those that concern representation as such. Awareness of its subjects and their significance, which dominated artistic production in Europe for centuries, is necessary, not just for believers, but also for all those who wish to obtain an understanding of Western culture.

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«Other than this book by Luis Monreal, I know of no other iconographical manual that is as instructive and well designed, as well organised and written in such a clear style to provide a precise and detailed notion of the plastic representations of the Christian world».
Carlos García Gual, El País

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Acantilado

Non fiction

January 2000

1 pages

Essay, Human Studies