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Verdon, Timothy

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Most widely held works by Timothy Verdon
Monasticism and the arts( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and the Renaissance : image and religious imagination in the Quattrocento( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo's Florence Pietà by Jack Wasserman( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: Digital images -- Technical and scientific content to supplement text
Mary in Western art by Timothy Verdon( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one can doubt Mary's importance in the spiritual history of Europe: every European city has at least one grand church dedicated to her, and, from the fifth century to the present, Christian thinkers have devoted considerable space to her in their reflections. In the visual arts, perhaps not even Christ has had so eminent a role as she. In certain periods, images of the Mother indeed outstrip those of her Son both in quantity and in creative originality. The historical identity of Europe's peoples-- their self-image across time-- in fact seems linked to the ways in which they have venerated, imagined, and depicted Mary. Timothy Verdon organizes the rich, visual material according to several methodological principles, using a thematic approach in the first chapter, a biographical one in the second, and in the third offering a concrete historical example: Mary as a subject in Florentine art. Written from the viewpoint of religious faith, Verdon makes allowance for the fact that many readers may lack direct experience of that individual relationship with Mary which determined how she was represented in art. Verdon's text seeks to clarify the logical and emotional framework within which that relationship made sense without presuming to explain individual paintings or sculptures. True works of art, after all, are never mere textual illustrations."--Amazon
Sculpture in the age of Donatello : Renaissance masterpieces from Florence Cathedral( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publication accompanies the opening of the exhibition on the art of the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York, in February 2015. It is a ground-breaking examination of the art and decoration of Sta. Maria del Fiore in Florence, better known to international visitors as the Duomo, much of which has not been seen in the USA before. With four essays by leading scholars plus a catalogue of 23 works, it features masterpieces that had a profound and lasting influence on the art of the Florentine (and wider Italian) Renaissance, and serves as a major new survey of early Renaissance art. Featured works by Donatello include Lo Zuccone (which the artist considered to be one of his best works), The Evangelist John carved for the facade of the cathedral between 1408 and 1413 and an inspiration for Michelangelo's Moses, and the highly dramatic Sacrifice of Isaac. The main colour plates of the artworks have been shot by leading art photographer Antonio Quattrone."--. "With fresh insights and superb new photography, Sculpture in the Age of Donatello offers a close look at the genesis of the early Renaissance in Florence. Focusing on a group of works made in the first half of the fifteenth century for Florence Cathedral (the Duomo), this volume highlights the ingenuity and spirit of competition that drove this multi-faceted project. Sculpture gave expression to new humanist ideas, and Donatello, one of the most influential and versatile sculptors of the Renaissance, was a main innovator. This close-up look places Donatello's major early works alongside those of his contemporaries-- masters such as Lorenzo Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Four essays by outstanding scholars interpret the sculptures in a variety of contexts."
Michelangelo & Sebastiano by Matthias Wivel( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first publication to consider the relationship between these two major artists of the High Renaissance. Through most of Michelangelo's working life, one of his closest colleagues was the great Venetian painter Sebastiano del Piombo (1485--1541). The two men met in Rome in 1511, shortly after Sebastiano's arrival from his native city, and while Michelangelo was based in Florence from 1516 to 1534 Sebastiano remained one of his Roman confidants, painting several works after partial designs by him. This landmark publication is about the artists' extraordinary professional alliance and the friendship that underpinned it. It situates them in the dramatic context of their time, tracing their evolving artistic relationship through more than three decades of creative dialogue. Matthias Wivel and other leading scholars investigate Michelangelo's profound influence on Sebastiano and the Venetian artist's highly original interpretation of his friend's formal and thematic concerns. The lavishly illustrated text examines their shared preoccupation with the depiction of death and resurrection, primarily in the life of Christ, through a close analysis of drawings, paintings, and sculpture. The book also brings the austerely beautiful work of Sebastiano to a new audience, offering a reappraisal of this less famous but most accomplished artist
Art & prayer : the beauty of turning to God by Timothy Verdon( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prayer is natural for human beings, a spontaneous impulse common in all people. Yet, beyond instinct, there is a kind of prayer that's conscious and articulate, that we have to be taught. There is an "art of prayer," when faith and prayer become creative responses by which creatures made in the image and likeness of the Creator relate to him with help of the imagination. Timothy Verdon explores these essential interactions in this magnificent book. Richly illustrated, Monsignor Verdon explains that images work in believers as tools that teach them how to turn to God. Art and Prayer explores these interactions in detail, demonstrating that prayer can become a fruit of the sanctified imagination - a way of beauty and turning to God."--Provided by publisher
Picturing Mary : woman, mother, idea by Timothy Verdon( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iconic and devotional, but also fraught with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary has shaped Western art since the sixth century. Depictions of the Virgin Mary in art through the ages are examined from a unique combination of religious, cross-cultural, and contemporary art-historical perspectives. The thought-provoking texts in "Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea" examine Mary's image as an enthroned queen, a tender young mother, and a pious woman, demonstrating how her personification of womanhood has resonated throughout history to the present day."--Inside front dust jacket flap
The art of Guido Mazzoni by Timothy Verdon( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make a joyful noise : Renaissance art and music at Florence Cathedral by Gary M Radke( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book breaks the silence that has artificially surrounded one of the greatest masterpieces of Early Renaissance Florence: Luca della Robbia's Cantoria. This silence has never regarded the quality or historical significance of Luca's famed organ loft--far from it, in fact. Since its installation in Florence Cathedral in 1438, Luca's Cantoria--his first documented work--has been recognized as an undisputed masterpiece, epitomizing the classical spirit of the Renaissance"--
Le Christ dans l'art européen by Timothy Verdon( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ecumenism of beauty( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last fifty years have seen a rediscovery of the role of the visual arts in the lives of all Christians. In tune with this ecumenical age, this book shares the belief that beauty and art can bridge differences, unite people in "shared admiration," and possibly become an instrument of communion among separated Christians. The authors of this book are Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, and clergy who in 2017 will take part in a symposium organized to commemorate the Reformation, which began when Martin Luther published his 95 theses in 1517. With sessions in Paris, Strasburg, Florence, New Haven (CT), and Orleans (MA), the symposium is promoted by Catholic and Protestant schools of theology together with Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality, in Barga, Italy
Hiroshi Sugimoto : gates of paradise by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an electrifying moment in 1585, four Japanese youths appeared before Pope Gregory XIII, summoned to his court from the nascent Christian community in Japan to present themselves at the capital of their faith. Legendary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto follows in the boys footsteps, capturing the architectural wonders of Rome, Florence, and Venice as the Eastern visitors might have seen them on their grand tour. Sugimoto's images present each chapel and theatre as a marvel, imposing and dark. He contextualizes his photographs with Japanese works from the period and the decades that follow. These panels and objects attest to the impact of Western culture, specifically Jesuit Christianity, on Momoyama and Edo aesthetics as Japanese artists envisioned scenes of European life. Exhibition: Japan Society, New York, USA (20.10.2017-07.01.2018)
The story of St. Francis of Assisi : in twenty-eight scenes by Timothy Verdon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful new book by renowned art historian Timothy Verdon tells the story of the life of St. Francis of Assisi in story and art. The 28 stunning thirteenth-century frescoes by Giotto that cover the walls of the famous Basilica in Assisi named for the saint are reproduced in full color, together with a schematic drawing showing their placement in the church. Through detailed descriptions and illuminating commentary on each of the famous frescoes, Verdon tells the story of Francis's extraordinary life, allowing today's reader the opportunity to "read" the art on those walls in the same way that a medieval Christian might have done
L'arte nella vita della Chiesa by Timothy Verdon( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schon immer ist die Funktion der Kunst im Leben der Kirche von Päpsten und Theologen gefördert und bei Gelegenheit auch verteidigt worden. Bereits Gregor der Grosse beharrte auf dem geistlichen Sinn und Zweck der hl. Bilder und auf ihrer Bedeutung für die Seelsorge. Zuletzt haben auch Papst Johannes Paul II. und Benedikt XVI. bestätigt, dass die Kirche die Kunst braucht, um die Botschaft übermitteln zu können, die Christus ihr anvertraut hat
Alla riscoperta di Piazza del Duomo in Firenze( Book )

in Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria nell'arte europea by Timothy Verdon( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of faith : an exhibition of prints and drawings from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, organized in collaboration with the Florida State University Fine Arts Gallery by John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atti del VII centenario del Duomo di Firenze( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Italian and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Michelangelo's Florence Pietà
Mary in Western artVisions of faith : an exhibition of prints and drawings from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, organized in collaboration with the Florida State University Fine Arts Gallery
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Verdon, Timothy

Verdon Timothy 1946-....

Verdon, Timothy Christopher 1946-

Verdon, Timothy G.

Verdon, Timothy G. 1946-

Verdon , Timothy Gregory

Verdon, Timothy Gregory 1946-

English (92)

Italian (35)

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