Despite the age of this electronic version (a digitization of the 15-vol. 1907-14 edition), this encyclopedia remains an excellent resource for searching saints, Biblical figures, and Christian iconography.
Call Number: Creative Arts Reference N8079.5 .R63 1994
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Locates art by saint, providing for each saint a brief account of the subject's religious order, patronage (if known), method of martyrdom (if applicable), date of death, and feast day. References to works depicting the saint are arranged chronologically and include the title, medium, artist's name, and date of creation. Notes institutions holding the artwork, and books in which they are reproduced.
Call Number: Main Library Stacks N8187.5 .T7313 2006
"Catalogs the vast heritage of Greek and Russian images according to iconographic type and subject, from the most ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia."
Christian iconography: print resources
The best resources for this research are still only available in print.
Call Number: Creative Arts Reference N8030 .Z8413 2003
"Examines depictions of stories and figures from both the New Testament's canonical gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and the apocryphal gospels (early Christian writings excluded from the New Testament because of their unsubstantiated authorship)." An outstanding and essential resource. Description from the Getty.
View online at Internet Archive A key print resource (see LATTE Methods course for sample pages). Remains the authoritative source in the study of symbols in Christian art. In addition to discussing objects treated symbolically in Christian art, this book explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art.
Call Number: Creative Arts Reference N7830 .M87 1996
View online at Internet Archive A key print resource (see LATTE Methods course for sample pages). Offers useful descriptions of Old and New Testament themes and subjects and Christian saints and iconography.
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An exhaustive, authoritative catalog of the gods, angels, demons, spirits, semi-divine heroes, and humans who later achieved divine status (e.g., Esau, Jacob, Leah, Rachel, Moses, and Mary) whose names occur in the Old and New Testament, including the Apocrypha.
Call Number: Creative Arts Reference ND1430 .R6 1992
Excellent subject index to Italian School paintings of narrative subjects in the New Testament and in the apocryphal literature related to them. Begins with an index of concepts, terms, and proper names and then catalogs the paintings in the collection divided into seven sections: A. John the Baptist and Early Life of Mary; B. Birth and Youth of Christ; C. Public Life of Christ from His Baptism until the Passion; D. Passion of Christ, Entombment, and Descent into Limbo; E. Resurrection, Appearance, and Ascension of Christ, Pentecost, Later Life and Assumption of the Virgin; F. Lives and Acts of the Apostles of Christ; G. Revelation of John, The Apocalypse.
Call Number: Creative Arts Reference N8020 .D4 2003
"Compiles entries on key figures and events in the Old Testament, beginning with the Pentateuch, then drawing from the historical books, the books of wisdom and poetry, and, finally, the prophetic books." An outstanding and essential resource.
Call Number: Creative Arts Reference N8110 .K5 2002
First comprehensive survey of the vast profusion of David images in both Byzantium and the West collected in Princeton's Index of Christian Art. Includes over 5,000 entries for objects ranging in date from the 3d to the 15th century, representing 14 different media.