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Beard, Mary

Summary: From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art. Focusing...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 704.9 BEA

Allen, Pat B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 203.7 ALL

Dehejia, Vidya.

Summary: Using a contextual approach, this book considers the meaning of the word "art" in the Indian cultural mileau, the relationship between the subcontinent's religious traditions, the status of artists, and the impact of trade and travel on artistic development.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Phaidon 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 709 Dehejia

Dahlke, Rüdiger.

Summary: “This exquisitely illustrated work has more than 100 mandalas, with an accompanying meditation for each one...a stunning collection of images in nature, mandalas that may be found all over the world; of American Indians...and many other significant mandalas in history...engrossing.”

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294 DAH

Beckett, Wendy.

Summary: Using the work of 15 artists, from Michelangelo to Millet, the editor shows how the act of praying has been represented in art. Bowker Authored Title code. Using the work of 15 artists, from Michelangelo to Millet, the editor shows how the act of praying has been represented in art. Annotation. Sister Wendy Beckett believes that prayer is a dialogue with God, and that listening is as important...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 1995

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 242.62 BEC

Wilson, Peter Lamborn.

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1980

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Beard, Mary

Summary: From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art. Focusing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 704.9 Beard 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: A sweeping survey of Western civilization tracing the interaction between man and art, philosophy, literature, music, and architecture between the fourth and twentieth centuries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC/2 Entertain 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CIV

Summary: At the core of the Protestant Revolution was a new emphasis on exploring and questioning the natural world. This program shows how a religious upheaval that began a half-millennium ago led to the art, literature, and science of today's Western society. The film makes the case that a humanistic approach to art first grew out of the Protestant drive to remove images from European churches in the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Painfully familiar with the clash of personal and religious expression, Salman Rushdie can now be seen as a literary sentinel regarding the rise of Islamic extremism. In this program, Bill Moyers talks with the author of Shame, The Satanic Verses, and Shalimar the Clown about the impact of 9/11, about tension between moderate and radical Islam, and about the need to hold the line on...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program considers the debt Western civilization owes to paganism, Christianity, and Islam, showing how each religion has influenced the other and how the art of all three continues to exert an effect on the world. Highlighting the lifelike sculptures of ancient Greece that celebrate what it is to be human; the primitive daubs in Roman catacombs, shimmering Byzantine mosaics, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Clements, Jonathan.

Summary: Explores Chinese culture from ancient times to the present, providing information about food, fashion, law, art, and religion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Series 2000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 951 CLE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 951 CLE

Summary: n the villages of sub-Saharan Africa where traditions are still strong, art is an integral part of daily life. This illuminating program examines the symbolism, aesthetics, and functionality of African art through the vast region’s sculpture, masks, architecture, ornaments, clothing, and utensils. In addition, indigenous African religious beliefs are explored through rituals—a spiritual form of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Langley, Andrew.

Summary: An overview of the photography, inventions, art, government, religion, and daily life of the Renaissance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2000

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LEO

Summary: A self-proclaimed "freelance monotheist," Karen Armstrong is on a mission to bring compassion, the heart of religion, as she sees it, back into modern life. In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with Armstrong for a nuanced discussion of her Charter for Compassion initiative, a global call for all people-religious and non-religious alike-to apply the Golden Rule in their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: It has been called a gateway to eternal salvation and an incitement to holy war. It has unified peoples yet divided nations. Religion: would society be better off without it? That is the question in this Oxford Union-style debate as panelists make their case. Speakers for the motion underscore that rampant interfaith and intrafaith violence vastly outweighs any social benefits of religion and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In the 21st-century landscape of shopping malls and skyscrapers, capitalism appears irreligious-but beneath its secular veneer lie theological principles born in the 1500s. This program examines the rise of the Protestant work ethic and the religious foundations of Western industry; it also reveals a Protestant consciousness at the heart of social activism and the opposition to extreme...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Martin Luther's most effective strike against the Church may have been his decision to marry. This program shows how Luther's radical choice and the Protestant movements of the 16th and 17th centuries transformed Western attitudes toward sex, love, marriage, gender roles, and family life. Viewers will learn about the contributions of several historical figures, including Thomas Cranmer's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Now identified mainly with Fundamentalism, the Evangelical movement that began in 18th-century Britain was an exuberant expression of Protestantism that quickly spread across the globe. What made it so compelling that slaves and slave-owners, the poor and the powerful alike, embraced it in America, Africa, and Asia? This program studies the cultural, theological, and political framework of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program brings viewers to exceptional sacred sites throughout the Near East and Asia to trace the first expansion of Christianity from Jerusalem - which was not to Rome with Paul, but to Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Armenia, and Ethiopia. After the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD followers of Jesus fled to Asia Minor, establishing a thriving ecclesiastical community at least 100 years before...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: On July 16, 1054, a dramatic event occurred during the worship service in the Church of Hagia Sophia: a papal delegation delivered a document excommunicating the Patriarch of Constantinople, and the Patriarch promptly excommunicated the Pope in return. Known as The Great Schism, the act divided Eastern from Western Catholic Christianity. Going on location to the most venerated sites in the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The Reformation was a period of rebellion, upheaval, and war - all sparked by one man whose revolt against church authority led to the creation of Protestantism and ultimately, to a reinvigoration of the Catholic faith. This program travels to churches in Europe, Britain, and Mexico to explore the key figures, philosophies, and movements of the Protestant Reformation. It looks at the issues...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The capacity for awe in the face of the transcendent: that is how Paul Woodruff, one of America's foremost interpreters of Plato and other venerable thinkers of ancient Greece, defines reverence. In this program, Bill Moyers and the author of Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue examine this crucial yet frequently misunderstood and misapplied concept and its implications for the world today....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: An extraterrestrial biologist would probably not hesitate to classify Homo sapiens as just another chimpanzee. After all, the two species share 98 percent of their DNA-and yet what a difference that two percent makes. This program investigates how such similar primates became so very dissimilar.and how humans, having reached the point where they are little hindered by natural selection, are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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