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Early Christian Art and Architecture: An Introduction by Guntram Kochan account of architecture sacred and profane, funerary art in catacombs and tombs and especially sarcophagi, the graphic arts and the various forms of art in miniature. illustrated with numerous line drawings and photographs, including ground plans and elevations of churches, actual and conjectural, and there are full descriptions of the art and architecture discussed against historical background. bibliographies.
Understanding Early Christian Art by Robin Margaret Jensenmakes the tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art.
The Invisible God: the earliest Christians on art by Paul Corby Finneychallenges the received opinion that in its earliest manifestations Christianity was a form of religiosity opposed both on principle and in fact to the use of pictures. absence of Christian pictures before A.D. 200 is due to a complex interplay of social, economic, and political factors, and is not, as is commonly assumed, a result of an anti-image ideology. documents the origins of Christian art.
Coptic Art and Archaeology by Alexander Badawaystudy of the works of Coptic Egyptians starting in the early Christian period following the Antique and ending with the assimilation of Coptic art into that of Islam. extensive archaeological excavations and on researchers' accounts.