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Sacred Spain

Art and Belief in the Spanish World
Edited by Ronda Kasl
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2010
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 357 pp.
Size: 10.00 x 13.00 inches

ISBN: 9780300154719
TB Code: 1805560
Availability: 33 in stock

The art of Spain and Spanish America during the 17th century is overwhelmingly religious—it was intended to arouse wonder, devotion, and identification. Its forms and meanings are inextricably linked to the beliefs and religious practices of the people for whom it was made. In this groundbreaking book, scholars of art and religion look at new ways to understand the reception of use of these images in the practice of belief. As a result, the book argues for a fundamental reappraisal of the cultural role of the Church based on an analysis of the specific devotional and ritual contexts of Spanish art.