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Death and Art: Europe 1200-1530

Death and Art: Europe 1200-1530

Author: Eleanor Townsend
$35.00(AUD)  inc GST
In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, where life expectancy was under forty and the Church taught that, after dying, the soul faced a terrifying and uncertain onward journey, death in Medieval and Renaissance Europe was a major preoccupation. This fascinating book sets out the beliefs surrounding death and the afterlife in a mainly Catholic Europe, and explores how these shaped attitudes to the visual arts. Townsend reveals how people of every background commissioned devotional works and wore protective jewellery; built tombs and went on pilgrimage - all to improve their soul's chances after death. Fully illustrated with images from a wide range of media including sculpture, jewellery and painting, this is a unique look at the art of death.
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General Fields

  • : 9781851775835
  • : V A Publishing
  • : V A Publishing
  • : 208mm X 187mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eleanor Townsend
  • : Hardback
  • : 96
  • : History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
  • : 60 colour illustrations