Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

King David in the Index of Christian Art
Edited by Colum Hourihane

Paperback | 2002 | $59.95 / £41.95 | ISBN: 9780691095479
Hardcover | 2002 | $120.00 / £82.50 | ISBN: 9780691095462
408 pp. | 6 1/2 x 10 | 111 halftones | SHOPPING CART

| Table of Contents

David--the greatest king of Israel, the founder of Jerusalem, and one of the pivotal figures of the Old Testament--was a rich source of inspiration for artists and their patrons throughout the medieval world. Regarded as a direct ancestor of Jesus, the "sweet psalmist of Israel" appears in countless works of art, from the Dura Europus paintings to the many illuminated psalters of the later medieval period. These depictions of David are as varied as they are numerous. He appears, among other roles, as musician, author, warrior, lover, shepherd, politician, worshipper, father, king, refugee, and mourner. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of the vast profusion of David images in both Byzantium and the West, providing an authoritative guide to the entire range of medieval depictions. With over 5,000 entries organized into more than 240 recognizable episodes from his richly illustrated life, the catalogue includes all of the David entries in the Index of Christian Art's card files and database.

The objects catalogued here range in date from the third to the fifteenth century, and represent fourteen different media, including frescoes, ivories, manuscripts, stained glass, sculpture, mosaics, and textiles. Each entry gives detailed information on the object's current location, date, and primary subject. The catalogue is enhanced by over a hundred photographs illustrating a wide range of episodes from David's life. An index allows the reader to browse the medieval world geographically for images of David still in situ, and the modern world for objects in museums, libraries, and other collections. The volume also includes an extensive bibliography on David in Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western medieval art.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments ix
List of Illustrations xi
Introduction xix
CATALOGUE OF KING DAVID IN THE INDEX OF CHRISTIAN ART
Introduction to the Catalogue 3
List of King David Scenes in the Catalogue 5
Abbreviations 11
David: Scenes (Accepted by Saul-Worth) 13
David: Unidentified Scenes 280
David: Portraits 294
Horseman: David 379
Orant: David 382
Soldier: David 384
David and Jonathan 387
David and Musicians 391
David and Scribes 402
David and Solomon 403
Selected Bibliography 405
Index of Catalogued Objects 415

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Colum Hourihane:

Series:

Subject Areas:

Index of Christian Art Resources 2

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $59.95 ISBN: 9780691095479

    Hardcover: $120.00 ISBN: 9780691095462

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India

    Paperback: £41.95 ISBN: 9780691095479

    Hardcover: £82.50 ISBN: 9780691095462

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 4/17/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Textbooks
For Reviewers
Class Use
Rights
Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Art and Architecture
Religion
More Choices
Email:
Country:
Name: