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Decorating the Godly Household: Religious Art in Post-reformation Britain (Hardback)

Tara Hamling

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ISBN 10: 0300162820 / ISBN 13: 9780300162820
Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Reformation is generally regarded as a calamitous episode in the history of British art, with the rich artistic heritage of the medieval period eradicated and replaced by an austere Protestant culture of the word. This compelling new study presents a wealth of visual evidence to argue that religious subject matter was common in the arts of Protestant Britain. Tara Hamling examines decorative features from historic houses throughout England and Scotland and identifies a significant but overlooked trend in the history of British art. Far from being hostile towards images, a great many Protestant patrons continued to desire and commission traditional religious art to decorate their houses. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300162820

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Titre : Decorating the Godly Household: Religious ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The Reformation is generally regarded as a calamitous episode in the history of British art, with the rich artistic heritage of the medieval period eradicated and replaced by an austere Protestant culture of the word. This compelling new study presents a wealth of visual evidence to argue that religious subject matter was common in the arts of Protestant Britain. Tara Hamling examines decorative features from historic houses throughout England and Scotland and identifies a significant but overlooked trend in the history of British art. Far from being hostile towards images, a great many Protestant patrons continued to desire and commission traditional religious art to decorate their houses.

About the Author:

Tara Hamling is a RCUK/Roberts Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of Birmingham, and a Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, where she is currently based.

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