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St. Joseph in Art
Iconology and Iconography of the Redeemer's Silent Guardian

Rediscovering the presence in art of this little-mentioned biblical figure, this book emphasizes how, even artistically, Joseph has most frequently been portrayed as marginal and hidden from view. The author traces the episodes in which Joseph appears, drawn from the canonical and the aprocryphal Gospels, as well as the History of St. Joseph the Carpenter, and then focuses on the related depictions by artists of various periods. Indeed, many facets of Joseph appear: he emerges as a cameo figure, or less frequently as a progatonist; young or old; humble worker or a "righteous" man, in primis the silent witness of the divine Word.

ISBN: NCR823

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