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Overview The Virgin Mary is one of the most revered women in the history of the world, yet, amazingly, there is relatively little known about the details of her life. This beautiful book, adorned throughout with gold ink, brings the pieces of the puzzle together to create a moving portrait of this remarkable woman from her childhood to the Annunciation and the Nativity, and then to her role as mother full of joy and loss, and to her own death and assumption into heaven.Her life story is unveiled in a rich collection of the words and images that have defined her throughout the history of Christianity. Constructing a passionate biography of Mary and a cativating account of the time in which she lived, this book also offers insight into the symbolic dimension of this key figure and the universal nature of her story.
Publishers Description The Virgin Mary is one of the most revered women in the history of the world, and yet amazingly, there is relatively little known about the details of her life. This beautiful book, adorned throughout with gold ink, retraces her steps throughout the biblical narrative. Mary comes alive to the reader through striking artistic representations that range from the origins of Western art to the iconography of the twentieth century. From Titian, Raphael, and Fra Angelico to Van Eyck, Albrecht Durer, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the most famous as well as lesser-known representations of Mary are brought together with sculptures, frescoes, and stone statues that recreate scenes from her life. Biblical and literary references to the Virgin Mother have been woven into the author's account of the life of Mary. Her history is unveiled in a rich collection of the words and images that have defined her throughout the centuries of Christianity. Constructing a passionate biography of Mary and a captivating portrait of the time in which she lived, this book also offers insight into the symbolic dimension of this key figure and the universal nature of her history. This exquisitely produced book is a celebration of Mary; it is a gift to commemorate the Christmas season with reverence, pay homage to motherhood, and provide hours of inspirational reflection.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.2" Width: 8.96" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 12, 2006
ISBN 2080305263 ISBN13 9782080305268
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More About Jacques Duquesne
Jacques Duquesne is a journalist and author. He co-founded and directed the French magazine Le Point, and he currently contributes to La Croix as well as other regional dailies. He is the author of numerous essays on the themes of Jesus and Mary, and is the author of several highly successful books, including Jesus: An Unconventional Biography.
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Elegant, beautiful, prayerful Jan 23, 2008
Salve Regina is quite simply a most beautiful tribute to Mary, the Mother of God. The pictures are extraordinary and the text brings to life the sublimity of Mary. As the subject matter for the many artists represented in this stunning collection, Mary's presence seems to lift our human art form to a heavenly height. The book becomes a prayer as page by page we are presented with the humanity, the holiness, the purity and radiance of this woman, our Mother Mary, brought to life throught the creative genius and inspirations of the artist's work. It is a treasure.
Beautiful Nov 21, 2007
The pictures of the life of The Blessed Virgin Mary in art were beautiful. I learned more about her life. This was for a friend and the this site price was the best I found.
Salve Regina: The Story of Mary Jan 12, 2007
Wonderful book. Full of wonderful pictures ( color ) It could be used for prayers or just great reading and looking. It one of my favorite books. Duquesne, please more!!!!
Beautiful Story of Mary, Salve Regina Jan 9, 2007
This is a book that I will treasure for many years. It is such excellent quality and beauty, as well as being very informative and inspirational. I couldn't be more pleased with an order. Samantha
Sumptuous and sacred Nov 17, 2006
Duquesne's collection of world-renowned masterpieces depicting the life stages of the Blessed Virgin Mary and accompanied by his well-crafted essay is a delight to the eye as well as the theological mind. He begins with the story of her parents, Sts. Joachim and Anne, and chronicles Mary's life through her death, Assumption into heaven, and, finally, her magesterial role in Christianity.
The paintings by famed painters such as Caravaggio, Raphael, and Michelangelo, are neatly paired with works of lesser-known artists, such as Pierre Prud'hon, Simone Martini, and Jan Provost (at least, the latter three were unknown to me until I beheld this tome). Duquesne's script is theologically sound and full of interesting Marian facts, delivered in a reverential but not pietistic tone. I enjoyed this book tremendously.