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Image and Belief: Studies in Celebration of the Eightieth Anniversary of the Index of Christian Art [Paperback]

By Colum Hourihane (Editor)
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The Index of Christian Art, founded in 1917, is today recognized as the premier resource for Christian and medieval iconography up to 1400. To mark its eightieth anniversary, seventeen scholars contributed papers to this volume, which focuses on the Index's twin strengths: iconography and methodology. From the heterogeneous imagery of the Crusaders to the repellent iconography of social rejection, from the significance of gruesome torture scenes to the moral precepts that shaped the enigmatic Ashburnham Pentateuch, the studies in the first part of "Image and Belief" provide stimulating examples of recent research in iconography.

With the growing application of computer databases and the Internet to the field of art history, the process of describing and classifying the subjects of art has become even more important and controversial. The papers in the second part of this volume deal with this critical area, giving analytical proposals for improving art-historical standards through computerization. They also provide case histories of specific applications, including the use of a database of Dutch printers' devices to reveal the long-hidden meaning of a major painting by Rubens. Particular attention is given to the use of ICONCLASS in iconographic description and to demonstrations of the improved capabilities of the new Iconclass2000 browser.The contributors are Adelaide Bennett, Hans Brandhorst, James D'Emilio, Gerda Duifjes-Vellekoop, John Fleming, Jaroslav Folda, Giovanni Freni, Cynthia Hahn, Debra Hassig, Avril Henry, Lutz Heusinger, Andreas Petzold, Helene Roberts, Alison Stones, Carol Togneri, Peter van Huisstede, Jorgen van den Berg, and Dorothy Hoogland Verkerk.
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Studio: Princeton University Press
Pages   500
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.05" Width: 8.51" Height: 0.92"
Weight:   2.67 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 2, 1999
Publisher   Princeton University Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  069101003X  
ISBN13  9780691010038  


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Colum Hourihane currently resides in the state of New Jersey. Colum Hourihane was born in 1955 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Index of Christian Art.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > General
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Schools, Periods & Styles > Medieval
3Books > Subjects > History



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