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Sacred and Legendary Art

Sacred and Legendary Art
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108051804

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  • Published in 1848, this two-volume work was received with great praise. During a celebrated career, Anna Brownell Jameson (1794–1860) produced Shakespeare criticism, travel writing, biography, and art history, and was admired by contemporaries such as Mary Shelley and Thomas Carlyle. Taking an aesthetic rather than religious approach, the work is a study of the legends represented in Western art of the Middle Ages, ordered taxonomically. Though Jameson is considered the first professional female art critic, this is a reductive label; she was, rather, one of the great art critics of her age and her work is still of importance to art historians. The volumes are richly illustrated with reproductions of woodcuts and etchings.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108051804
    • length: 890 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 53 mm
    • weight: 1.27kg
    • contains: 186 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Of angels and archangels
    The Four Evangelists
    The Twelve Apostles
    The Doctors of the Church
    St Mary Magdalene, St Martha, St Lazarus, St Maximin, St Marcella, St Mary of Egypt, and the beatified penitents. Volume 2: The Patron Saints of Christendom
    The Virgin Patronesses
    The early martyrs
    The Greek martyrs
    The Latin martyrs
    The early bishops
    The hermit saints
    The warrior saints of Christendom

  • Author

    Anna Jameson

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