The Old Testament Seen Through 100 Masterpiece Paintings
Presses de la Renaissance
This beautiful little book is filled with exquisite color reproductions to help art lovers grasp the biblical and mythological themes that have inspired artists over the centuries. From “Rebecca at the Well” to “Judith and Holofernes”, this book guides the reader through the most commonly known themes of The Old Testament in their order of appearance in the Bible using art combined with scholarship for an enhanced understanding of the story of the Bible.
Régis Debray : A renowned French intellectual, Régis Debray is professor of philosophy in the Faculté de Lettres at the Université de Lyon III. Founder and editor of Les Cahiers de médiologie, former aide to president François Mitterand, one-time associate of Che Guevara, and captive cause célèbre in Bolivia (1967 - 1970), he is the author of numerous books, including Media Manifestos: On the Technological Transmission of Cultural Forms; Charles de Gaulle: Futurist of the Nation; Against Venice; Revolution in the Revolution?; and Teachers, Writers, Celebrities: The Intellectuals of Modern France, all of which have been published here in the U.S. He has also written extensively on the subjects of religion and art, his most recent books being Dieu, un itinéraire/God, An Itinerary (Odile Jacob, 2002) and Le feu sacré: Fonctions du religieux/The Sacred Fire: Functions of the Religious (Fayard, 2003). Also available: Le Nouveau Testament à travers 100 chefs d’oeuvre de la peinture The New Testament Seen Through 100 Masterpiece Paintings By Régis Debray (Presses de la Renaissance, March 2003, 224 pages)