Item description for Saints: A Visual Guide by Edward Mornin & Laura Mornin...
Overview Combines brief biographies of 137 popular saints with sculpture, fresco, marble and stone relief, stained glass, woodcut, prayer card, plaster, and mosaic images.
Publishers Description There are plenty of guides to the saints, but this is the only one that will help you identify the saint that you are looking at.
Taking the 140 most popular and widely represented saints (from the earliest -- the apostles, up to Padre Pio and others from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries) the authors provide brief accounts of the saint's achievements (or legend) and details of their conventional attributes -- usually tools of their trade or the instruments of their martyrdom. Then they provide a clear and unambiguous color representation of the saint, taken from sources the world over, often from popular imagery such as playing cards, inn signs, or advertisements, as well as from high and low art.
Usefully, there is a comprehensive reference index identifing saints by things associated with them -- from anchors (St. Clement) to wounds (St. Roch if in the leg, St. Rita if in the brow). Practical, attractive, and well-informed this little book will be invaluable for students and lovers of art of all ages.
Citations And Professional Reviews Saints: A Visual Guide by Edward Mornin & Laura Mornin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 04/15/2006 page 8
Kliatt - 11/01/2006 page 36
Christian Century - 11/14/2006 page 43
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.56" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 0802832490 ISBN13 9780802832498
Availability 0 units.
More About Edward Mornin & Laura Mornin
Edward Mornin is Professor Emeritus of Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Lorna Mornin is a former lecturer and research scientist at the same university. They are the authors of Saints: A Visual Guide.
Reviews - What do customers think about Saints: A Visual Guide?
Inspiration by example Jan 9, 2007
A nice little volume of many of the most influential saints and why they are important to us as examples for our lives. I'd like the volume to be a little bigger and have a different binding that allows it to open fully more easily so it's easier to see text and paintings that illustrate each saint.