By Anthony O'Hear, Natasha O'Hear
The booklet of Revelation has been a resource of continuous fascination for almost thousand years. suggestions similar to the Lamb of God, the 4 Horsemen, the 7th Seal, the Beasts and Antichrist, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, the Millennium, the final Judgement, the recent Jerusalem, and the ever-present angels of the Apocalypse have captured the preferred mind's eye. possible hardly ever open a newspaper or click a information website with no interpreting approximately coming near near monetary or climate-change Armageddon, whereas the concept that of the 4 Horsemen pervades renowned tune, gaming, and satire. but few humans be aware of a lot approximately both the fundamental that means or unique context of those strategies or the multiplicity of other ways that they've been interpreted by way of visible artists specifically. The visible background of this most generally illustrated of the entire biblical books merits larger attention.
This e-book fills those gaps in a amazing and unique means via ten concise thematic chapters which clarify the origins of those options from the e-book of Revelation in an obtainable approach. those reasons are augmented and constructed through a delicately chosen pattern of the ways that the innovations were taken care of by way of artists during the centuries. The one hundred twenty visible examples are drawn from a variety of time classes and media together with the ninth-century Trier Apocalypse, thirteenth-century Anglo-Norman Apocalypse Manuscripts akin to the Lambeth and Trinity Apocalypses, the fourteenth-century Angers Apocalypse Tapestry, fifteenth-century Apocalypse altarpieces by means of Van Eyck and Memling, Dürer and Cranach's sixteenth-century Apocalypse woodcuts, and extra lately quite a number works by means of William Blake, J.M.W. Turner, Max Beckmann, in addition to movie posters and picture stills, cartoons, and children's booklet illustrations. the ultimate bankruptcy demonstrates the continued resonance of all of the topics in modern non secular, political, and renowned considering, whereas in the course of the booklet a distinction may be drawn among these readers of Revelation who've obvious it by way of earthly revolutions within the right here and now, and those that have followed a extra non secular, other-worldly procedure.