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Graven Images


Author : A. David Lewis
language : en
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date : 2010-10-21


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Comic books have increasingly become a vehicle for serious social commentary and, specifically, for innovative religious thought. Practitioners of both traditional religions and new religious movements have begun to employ comics as a missionary tool, while humanists and religious progressives use comics' unique fusion of text and image to criticize traditional theologies and to offer alternatives. Addressing the increasing fervor with which the public has come to view comics as an art form and Americans' fraught but passionate relationship with religion, Graven Images explores with real insight the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels. In essays by scholars and comics creators, Graven Images observes the frequency with which religious material—in devout, educational, satirical, or critical contexts—occurs in both independent and mainstream comics. Contributors identify the unique advantages of the comics medium for religious messages; analyze how comics communicate such messages; place the religious messages contained in comic books in appropriate cultural, social, and historical frameworks; and articulate the significance of the innovative theologies being developed in comics.

Graven Images


Author : Allen Ludwig
language : en
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Release Date : 1999


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The classic study of gravestone art

Graven Images


Author : Mike Sutin
language : en
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Release Date : 2008-01


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These introspective poems do not always honor mankind (God-Men) or womankind (Goddess-Women), but recognize men and women as only being human with a propensity to commit a varied assortment of human and inhuman acts.

Graven Images


Author : Jane Waterhouse
language : en
Publisher: Brash Books, LLC
Release Date : 2016-05-23


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“Her prose flows like molten silver.” Cleveland Plain Dealer “An ambitious, compelling thriller.” San Francisco Chronicle Bestselling true crime writer Garner Quinn is drawn into a murder investigation when enigmatic artist Dane Blackmoor, a man with whom she shares a complicated past, is accused of dismembering women and hiding their body parts in his unsettlingly lifelike sculptures. Is Blackmoor a depraved killer or is he being framed? To find the truth, Garner must confront her darkest secrets and delve into the disturbing legacy of her late father, a celebrated criminal defense attorney who helped a guilty killer go free. Her relentless search for the truth leads to a devilishly surprising, action-packed climax that will leave you shaking. “Waterhouse’s writing is as lyrical as a lullaby and as eerily hypnotic as a cobra’s dance. Her plot is profound and disturbing. An outstanding book.” Booklist “If you like nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat, up-all-night-suspense, you will love Graven Images.” Jan Burke, Edgar and Agatha Award winning author “A stylish, powerful tale of suspense. Her nuanced writing, fully-realized characters, and concern for human frailties add up to an absorbing read.” Publishers Weekly “A smooth and suspenseful ride you won’t want to end.” John Lutz, Edgar and Shamus Award winning author.

Graven Images


Author : Arnold Schwartzman
language : en
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Release Date : 1993


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"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth". So decrees the second commandment. Could anything be clearer? And yet, through the centuries, Jews have decorated their tombstones with graven images. This rich tradition of liberally interpreting the biblical admonition has provided centuries' worth of graphic symbols and motifs that illuminate Jewish history and lore. In Graven Images, a surprisingly spirited view of a usually somber subject, author and photographer Arnold Schwartzman has assembled a lavish array of color photographs of Jewish tombstones. Focusing on the treasures he has discovered in thirty-eight European cemeteries, this book reproduces more than two hundred graven images from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Romania. Schwartzman's beautiful close-up photographs and fascinating captions reveal the significance of some of the most common images found on the gravestones. Some reveal the occupation of the deceased (an inkwell and quill for a scribe) or something about character (a candelabrum for a pious woman). Others allude specifically to a person's name (a fish for a member of the Fischel family) or refer to biblical tradition (Noah's ark, Adam and Eve in the Garden). The book begins with a riveting essay by Chaim Potok, the renowned novelist and Jewish thinker, who asks: "How in the light of all these images are we to understand the second commandment?" A unique assemblage of what Schwartzman has called "hallowed milestones that plot the course of the Jewish diaspora", GravenImages will appeal to everyone interested in Jewish history, symbols, and tradition.

Graven Images


Author : Timothy A. Riggs
language : en
Publisher: Mary & Leigh Block Gallery
Release Date : 1993-04-30


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The Graven Image


Author : Zainab Bahrani
language : en
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date : 2011-09-16


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Mesopotamia, the world's earliest literate culture, developed a rich philosophical conception of representation in which the world was saturated with signs. Instead of imitating the natural world, representation—both in writing and in visual images—was thought to participate in the world and to have an effect upon it in natural, magical, and supernatural ways. The Graven Image is the first book to explore this tradition, which developed prior to, and apart from, the Greek understanding of representation. The classical Greek system, based on the notion of mimesis, or copy, is the one with which we are most familiar today. The Assyro-Babylonian ontology presented here by Zainab Bahrani opens up fresh avenues for thinking about the concept of representation in general, and her reading of the ancient Mesopotamian textual and visual record in its own ontological context develops an entirely new approach to understanding Babylonian and Assyrian arts in particular. The Graven Image describes, for the first time, rituals and wars involving images; the relationship of divination, the organic body, and representation; and the use of images as a substitute for the human form, integrating this ancient material into contemporary debates in critical theory. Bahrani challenges current methodologies in the study of Near Eastern archaeology and art history, introducing a new way to appreciate the unique contributions of Assyrian and Babylonian culture and their complex relationships to the past and present.