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The Resource Picturing the apocalypse : the book of Revelation in the arts over two millennia, Natasha O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear

Picturing the apocalypse : the book of Revelation in the arts over two millennia, Natasha O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear

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Picturing the apocalypse : the book of Revelation in the arts over two millennia
Title
Picturing the apocalypse
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the book of Revelation in the arts over two millennia
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Natasha O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear
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eng
Summary
The book of Revelation has been a source of continual fascination for nearly two thousand years. Concepts such as The Lamb of God, the Four Horsemen, the Seventh Seal, the Beasts and Antichrist, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, the Millennium, the Last Judgement, the New Jerusalem, and the ubiquitous Angel of the Apocalypse have captured the popular imagination. One can hardly open a newspaper or click on a news web site without reading about impending financial or climate change Armageddon, while the concept of the Four Horsemen pervades popular music, gaming, and satire. Yet few people know much about either the basic meaning or original context of these concepts or the multiplicity of different ways in which they have been interpreted by visual artists in particular. The visual history of this most widely illustrated of all the biblical books deserves greater attention. This book fills these gaps in a striking and original way by means of ten concise thematic chapters which explain the origins of these concepts from the book of Revelation in an accessible way. These explanations are augmented and developed via a carefully selected sample of the ways in which the concepts have been treated by artists through the centuries
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1980-
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O'Hear, Natasha
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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O'Hear, Anthony,
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  • Apocalypse in art
  • Apocalypse in art
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Picturing the apocalypse : the book of Revelation in the arts over two millennia, Natasha O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-321) and index (pages [323]-333)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- List of plates -- List of tables -- Introduction: Revelation, meanings and interpretations -- The angel of the apocalypse: John's journey and his angelic guides -- The Lamb -- The four horsemen -- The seven seals: angelic destruction -- The woman clothed with the sun -- The Satanic trinity -- The whore of Babylon -- Armageddon, the millennium, and the last judgement -- The new Jerusalem -- The apocalypse in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: a survey of different approaches to Revelation in the arts and popular culture -- Revelation: artistic reception and relevance -- Notes -- Glossary -- Suggestions for further reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
913793137
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xx, 333 pages
Isbn
9780199689019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)913793137
Label
Picturing the apocalypse : the book of Revelation in the arts over two millennia, Natasha O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-321) and index (pages [323]-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- List of plates -- List of tables -- Introduction: Revelation, meanings and interpretations -- The angel of the apocalypse: John's journey and his angelic guides -- The Lamb -- The four horsemen -- The seven seals: angelic destruction -- The woman clothed with the sun -- The Satanic trinity -- The whore of Babylon -- Armageddon, the millennium, and the last judgement -- The new Jerusalem -- The apocalypse in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: a survey of different approaches to Revelation in the arts and popular culture -- Revelation: artistic reception and relevance -- Notes -- Glossary -- Suggestions for further reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
913793137
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xx, 333 pages
Isbn
9780199689019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)913793137

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