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Author Calamari, Barbara, author.

Title Holy Cards [electronic resource] / Barbara Calamari.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : ABRAMS, [2013]
©2013

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Description 1 online resource (144 pages)
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Summary A treasury of the devotional art that has comforted and inspired millions of Catholics portraying a remarkable gallery of saints. Often used in daily rituals or given out at significant life events such as wakes and funerals, communions and confirmations, the holy card can be appreciated as both a religious tradition and a beautiful work of folk art. This comprehensive volume offers a richly illustrated overview, organized thematically, along with brief biographies and attributes of prophets and angels, disciples and evangelists, hermits and visionaries, martyrs and mystics in exquisite depictions that run the gamut from dramatic and disturbing to moving and comforting. Including detailed explanations of the often-enigmatic symbolism found in these unique keepsakes, Holy Cards is a compendium that will fascinate anyone who enjoys the artistic beauty for which the Roman Catholic Church is renowned.
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Subject Christian saints in art -- Catalogs.
Holy cards -- Catalogs.
Printed ephemera -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author DiPasqua, Sandra.
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Other Form: Other version: Calamari, Barbara. Holy cards. New York : H.N. Abrams, 2004. 0810943387 (hc) (DLC)2003015832
ISBN 9781613126080 (e-pub)
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