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Heaven and hell in Western art

Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: New York, Stein and Day [1968]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Robert, 1938-
Heaven and hell in Western art.
New York, Stein and Day [1968]
(OCoLC)646275978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hughes
OCLC Number: 448624
Description: 288 pages illustrations (some color) 29 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Judgment --
The mansion and the dungeon --
Part 2 : Heaven --
A garden enclosed. The garden of love ; The garden of Eden ; The garden of earthly delights ; Water as grace ; A secular paradise ; Poussin and Watteau ; The ape in Eden --
The heavenly mansions. The body glorious ; The medieval theory of the cosmos ; The radiance of Heaven ; The mandorla ; The halo and the nimbus ; The heavenly hierarchy ; The "All Saints' Picture" --
Part 3 : Hell --
The map of the pit. The imagery of Hell ; The subterranean theory of Hell ; The bridge of judgment ; The ladder of salvation ; The dark wood ; The mouth of Hell ; The nine circles of Hell --
The shapes of Satan. Prodigies from distant lands ; The freak as symbol ; The evolution of the Devil ; Myth and reality.
Responsibility: Robert Hughes.

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