The Routledge handbook of early Christian art / edited by Robin M. Jensen and Mark D. Ellison
- Routledge handbooks
- Introduction: the emergence and character of early Christian art / Robin M. Jensen / Part I: Media. Catacomb painting and the rise of Christian iconography in funerary art / Norbert Zimmermann -- Christian sarcophagi from Rome / Jutta Dresken-Weiland -- Early Christian sarcophagi outside of Rome / Guntram Koch -- Freestanding sculpture / Heidi J. Hornik -- Christian wall mosaics and the creation of sacred space / Sean V. Leatherbury -- Christian floor mosaics: modes of study and potential meanings / Rina Talgam -- Gold glass in late antiquity / Susan Walker -- Engraved gems and amulets / Jeffrey Spier -- Reliquaries and the cult of relics in late antiquity / Erik Thunø -- Ceramics in the early Christian world / John J. Herrmann, Jr. and Annewies van den Hoek -- Panel paintings and early Christian icons / Katherine Marsengill -- Christian ivories: containment, manipulation, and the creation of meaning / Niamh Bhalla -- Textiles: the emergence of a Christian identity in cloth / Jennifer L. Ball -- Early Christian silver: sacred and domestic / Ruth Leader-Newby -- Early Christian illuminated manuscripts / Dorothy Verkerk -- Part II: Themes. Early Christian art and ritual / Michael Peppard -- Picturing the Passion / Felicity Harley-McGowan -- Miracles and art / Lee M. Jefferson -- "Secular" portraits, identity, and the Christianization of the Roman household / Mark D. Ellison -- The mosaics of Ravenna / Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis -- Early Christian art and archaeology in sixteenth and seventeenth century Rome / Janet Huskinson -- "Early" "Christian" "art" / Robert Couzin
- "The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art surveys a broad spectrum of Christian art produced from the late second to the sixth centuries. The first part of the book opens with a general survey of the subject and then presents fifteen essays that discuss specific media of visual art—catacomb paintings, sculpture, mosaics, gold glass, gems, reliquaries, ceramics, icons, ivories, textiles, silver, and illuminated manuscripts. Each is written by a noted expert in the field. The second part of the book takes up themes relevant to the study of early Christian art. These seven chapters consider the ritual practices in decorated spaces, the emergence of images of Christ’s Passion and miracles, the functions of Christian secular portraits, the exemplary mosaics of Ravenna, the early modern history of Christian art and archaeology studies, and further reflection on this field called “early Christian art.” Each of the volume’s chapters includes photographs of many of the objects discussed, plus bibliographic notes and recommendations for further reading"--Publisher's description.
- 9781315718835 (electronic bk.), 1315718839 (electronic bk.), 9781317514176 (electronic bk. : ePub), 1317514173 (electronic bk. : ePub), 9781317514169 (electronic bk. : Mobi/Kindle), and 1317514165 (electronic bk. : Mobi/Kindle)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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