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Crosses and Crucifixes, Treasures from the 8th to 19th Century

Zastrow, Oleg

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ISBN 10: 887439523X / ISBN 13: 9788874395231
Published by 5 Continents, Italy, 2009
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Title: Crosses and Crucifixes, Treasures from the ...

Publisher: 5 Continents, Italy

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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 The most important symbols of Christianity, the cross and crucifix are as diverse in material, design, and detail as they are origin. Renowned art historian Oleg Zastrow’s unprecedented volume is a richly illustrated collection of these sacred treasures, many of which have never been published before. Remarkable for their outstanding interest and extreme rarity, the works are featured here in stunning colorplates with numerous close-up details.  This exceptional and varied collection spans twelve centuries, and includes reliquary, altar, wall, table, pectoral, benedictional, ornamental, and devotional crosses. Made from silver, copper, bronze, iron, ivory, bone, marble, stone and wood, these expertly crafted artifacts are decorated by gilding or silvering, polychromy, enamelling, or gems and pearls. Gathered from around the globe, this catalogue of crosses and crucifixes is the product of impassioned and knowledgeable collecting, and a new and important resource on a topic that has long been neglected in the history of art.

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Oleg Zastrow is known internationally for his studies of the history of Christian ecclesiastical culture, related both to its places of worship and artistic and historical works of sacred art. Over forty years of research, Zastrow has published more than two hundred works, of which sixty or so are substantial volumes. Included in his oeuvre is his partnership with the Civiche Raccolte d'Arte Applicata del Castello Sforzesco, in Milan, for which he produced thirty-five monographs and three catalogues on ivory, enamels and gold jewelry.  

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