Art and architecture of the world's religions by Leslie Ross

By Leslie Ross

Starting with the traditional worlds of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome and relocating ahead via time, artwork and structure of the Worlds Religions explores the foremost faiths from international locations and continents all over the world, supporting readers larger comprehend the creations their ideals have encouraged. After tracing the heritage and improvement of a faith, the booklet presents a common assessment of its primary ideals and key practices. It then bargains particular examples of the way works of art/architecture mirror that religions values.
The concentration of every bankruptcy is at the temples, church buildings, and spiritual constructions, statues, work, and different artistic endeavors and structure created through believers. every one consultant murals or structure is tested when it comes to its historical past, fabrics, symbols, shades, and styles, as its value is defined to the reader. With broad illustrations, those volumes are the definitive reference paintings on artwork and structure of the worlds religions.

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LeRoy McDermott’s suggestions that these figurines are self-portraits created by women has recently generated much lively discussion. LeRoy McDermott, “Self- 20 Prehistoric Belief Systems Representation in Upper Paleolithic Figurines,” Current Anthropology 37, no. 2 (1996): 227–75. 16. For example, see, Carol Christ, Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality (New York: Routledge, 1997); the numerous works by Marija Gimbutas (see bibliography); and Peg Streep, Sanctuaries of the Goddess: The Sacred Landscape and Objects (Boston: Little, Brown, 1994).

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Eller, Cynthia. The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won’t Give Women a Future. Boston: Beacon, 2002. Fagan, Brian. Discovery! Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology. London: Thames and Hudson, 2007. Fagan, Brian. From Black Land to Fifth Sun: The Science of Sacred Sites. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1998. Fischer, Steven Roger. A History of Writing. London: Reaktion Books, 2001. Gimbutas, Marija. The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe: Myths and Cult Images.

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Clottes, Jean, and David Lewis-Williams. The Shamans of Prehistory: Trance and Magic in the Painted Caves. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998. Conkey, Margaret. ” In Meaning in the Visual Arts: Views from the Outside, ed. Irving Lavin, 49 – 64. Princeton, NJ: Institute for Advanced Study, 1995. Conkey, Margaret, and Ruth Tringham. ” In Feminisms in the Academy, ed. Donna Stanton and Abigail Stewart, 199 –247. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995. Conkey, Margaret, and Sarah Williams.

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