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Graven Images

Author : A. David Lewis
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Comic books have increasingly become a vehicle for serious social commentary and, specifically, for innovative religious thought. Practitioners of both traditional religions and new religious movements have begun to employ comics as a missionary tool, while humanists and religious progressives use comics' unique fusion of text and image to criticize traditional theologies and to offer alternatives. Addressing the increasing fervor with which the public has come to view comics as an art form and Americans' fraught but passionate relationship with religion, Graven Images explores with real insight the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels. In essays by scholars and comics creators, Graven Images observes the frequency with which religious material—in devout, educational, satirical, or critical contexts—occurs in both independent and mainstream comics. Contributors identify the unique advantages of the comics medium for religious messages; analyze how comics communicate such messages; place the religious messages contained in comic books in appropriate cultural, social, and historical frameworks; and articulate the significance of the innovative theologies being developed in comics.

Graven Images

Author : Arnold Schwartzman
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"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth". So decrees the second commandment. Could anything be clearer? And yet, through the centuries, Jews have decorated their tombstones with graven images. This rich tradition of liberally interpreting the biblical admonition has provided centuries' worth of graphic symbols and motifs that illuminate Jewish history and lore. In Graven Images, a surprisingly spirited view of a usually somber subject, author and photographer Arnold Schwartzman has assembled a lavish array of color photographs of Jewish tombstones. Focusing on the treasures he has discovered in thirty-eight European cemeteries, this book reproduces more than two hundred graven images from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Romania. Schwartzman's beautiful close-up photographs and fascinating captions reveal the significance of some of the most common images found on the gravestones. Some reveal the occupation of the deceased (an inkwell and quill for a scribe) or something about character (a candelabrum for a pious woman). Others allude specifically to a person's name (a fish for a member of the Fischel family) or refer to biblical tradition (Noah's ark, Adam and Eve in the Garden). The book begins with a riveting essay by Chaim Potok, the renowned novelist and Jewish thinker, who asks: "How in the light of all these images are we to understand the second commandment?" A unique assemblage of what Schwartzman has called "hallowed milestones that plot the course of the Jewish diaspora", GravenImages will appeal to everyone interested in Jewish history, symbols, and tradition.

Graven Images

Author : Allen Ludwig
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The classic study of gravestone art

Graven Images

Author : Mike Sutin
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These introspective poems do not always honor mankind (God-Men) or womankind (Goddess-Women), but recognize men and women as only being human with a propensity to commit a varied assortment of human and inhuman acts.

Graven Images

Author : Nancy Kilpatrick
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Collects stories about characters such as vengeful goddesses, manticores, gargoyles, and ghosts, many of which wear a thin disguise of normalcy as they walk through the streets of the average town.

Graven Images

Author : Audrey Thomas
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Graven Images

Author : Michael Cantwell
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No one is more surprised than Philip Nason when an uprising occurs within the walls of a New York rehabilitation hospital. Moments after Phil, director of recreation, hears that a group of mostly paraplegic patients have staged a rebellion, he learns that the hospital’s director is furious and thinks the patients were inspired by Phil’s current-events reading program. Now with his job in jeopardy, Phil is torn between his desire to empower his patients and pleasing hospital bureaucrats. After the rebel patients beg Phil to create an activity program to help them win the respect of hospital staff and improve their lives, he eventually complies. When Phil acts on a hunch and pops the end of a paint brush into young quadriplegic Clayton Thomas’s mouth, Clayton begins creating beautiful paintings inspired by the Bible. Phil, spurred by his artistic goals, begins developing a program to showcase the patients’ artwork. Now all he has to do is convince the hospital’s reluctant administrators that unleashing their patients’ creativity is a good thing. In this inspiring story, hundreds of chronically ill patients realize the power of art while rising up against the stifling restrictions of institutional bureaucracy—with help from their determined recreational director.

Graven Images

Author : Paul Fleischman
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Paul Fleischman spins three engrossing stories about the unexpected ways an artist's creations reveal truths - tales whose intriguing plots and many moods will entertain readers and inspire future writers. Can wood, copper, or marble communicate? They can if they are the graven images in Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman's trio of eerie, beguiling short stories. If you whisper a secret into a wooden statue's ear, will anyone find out? Can a wobbly weathervane bearing the image of Saint Crispin, the patron saint of shoemakers, steer a love-struck apprentice toward the girl of his dreams? And if a ghost hires a sculptor to carve a likeness of him holding a drink to a baby's lips, what ghastly crime might lie behind his request? And, in a brand-new afterword, the acclaimed storyteller reveals how he found his own author's voice.

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee concordance of the Old Testament based on the unpubl work of W De Burgh ed by G V Wigram

Author : George Vicesimus Wigram
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Graven images in places of worship Being the republ of 2 speeches an article

Author : Henry Bourchier O. Savile
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Graven Images

Author : Ronald V. Borst
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Depicts four decades of film poster art and features commentary by Stephen King, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, and Clive Barker

The Graven Image

Author : Zainab Bahrani
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Mesopotamia, the world's earliest literate culture, developed a rich philosophical conception of representation in which the world was saturated with signs. Instead of imitating the natural world, representation—both in writing and in visual images—was thought to participate in the world and to have an effect upon it in natural, magical, and supernatural ways. The Graven Image is the first book to explore this tradition, which developed prior to, and apart from, the Greek understanding of representation. The classical Greek system, based on the notion of mimesis, or copy, is the one with which we are most familiar today. The Assyro-Babylonian ontology presented here by Zainab Bahrani opens up fresh avenues for thinking about the concept of representation in general, and her reading of the ancient Mesopotamian textual and visual record in its own ontological context develops an entirely new approach to understanding Babylonian and Assyrian arts in particular. The Graven Image describes, for the first time, rituals and wars involving images; the relationship of divination, the organic body, and representation; and the use of images as a substitute for the human form, integrating this ancient material into contemporary debates in critical theory. Bahrani challenges current methodologies in the study of Near Eastern archaeology and art history, introducing a new way to appreciate the unique contributions of Assyrian and Babylonian culture and their complex relationships to the past and present.

Graven Images

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Graven Images

Author : Jon Crabb
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The invention of the printing press led to an explosion of cheap printed materials in the 16th and 17th centuries. Ballads were no longer limited to oral tradition, agitators no longer confined to the soapbox. Mass communication was now possible. The broadsides pasted on walls and disseminated among the masses, together with the written ballads hawked at street corners, represented the zeitgeist of popular culture in early modern Britain. Frequently designed in "blackletter" gothic type and accompanied with distinctive woodcut illustrations, this dynamic, lively form encompassed the obsessions and characteristic humor of the times. This beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples from the British Library's collections and provides brief commentary on the political and social background of the times. Frequent topics of illustration include monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.

Graven Images

Author : Charles E. Miller
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Henrietta, the heroine of this story lives in a state of diligent effort, fantasy ambition and ultimate sacrifice of her private life in order to become a known movie star. That is the delusion, to transfer one's immense talent, which she has, into the hands of another person, in her case those beside whom she would attract useful attention, is basis for the belief that they can augment her recognition on the road of stardom. who your seen with that matters," is her working philosophy.

Graven Images

Author : Jane Waterhouse
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A serial killer adds the detached limbs of his victims to his lifelike sculptures, and true-crime author Garner Quinn may be his next victim, unless she can rewrite the ending to her own fate

Graven Images

Author : Barbara R. Geisler
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In the year 1141, murder and religious intolerance confound the nuns of the Benedictine Abbey at Shaftesbury. Dame Averilla must bring the truth to light, lest anarchy topple the rule of law.

Graven Images

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Graven Images

Author : Sherrill Wark
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Death without cause is strange enough on its own, but three deaths separated over 39 years and with no decomposition in any of the bodies sends Shaw Falls into a turmoil. A skeptical chief of police seeks the aid of a psychic while an uptight minister and an eccentric old lady neighbor team up to send a diabolical creature back to the hell it slithered in from.

Graven Images

Author : Neil Cameron
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Graven Images boasts skills in both graphic design and interior architecture. The team's exhibition designs, as well as their interiors for restaurants and clubs, are characterized by a bold use of colour and starkly graphic elements.