The Art of John Piper


Author: David Fraser Jenkins,Hugh Fowler-Wright

Publisher: Unicorn Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781910787052


Page: 500

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A major artist of the twentieth century, John Piper (1903 92) was a pioneer of modern abstract art in Britain during the 1930s. Piper captured some of the most iconic moments of his time through his art, never letting himself be penned in by a single mode or method of expression. He painted the ruins of the Blitz in Coventry, London, and Bath; the beauty and loneliness of the summits and panoramas of Snowdonia; as well as quaint rural churches around Britain. He was also the designer of nine of the first productions of the operas and a ballet by Benjamin Britten, and a pioneer of lithography, screenprinting, and the use of color in ceramics. Finally, he was the designer of stained glass for the great cathedrals and churches of Coventry, Eton College, and Plymouth. The first published survey of the whole of John Piper s art throughout his long life, this volume offers a full account of his artistic ouevre with over three hundred beautiful images and supporting text written by two leading experts on Piper. "

The Prodigal's Sister (With the Art of Robert Doares)


Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 143351687X

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 4671

The Grace of God is so astonishing that we cannot adequately describe it. But Jesus knew how to say it-in a parable. With the drawings of Robert Doares depicting the setting, The Prodigal's Sister poetically and imaginatively retells the parable of the prodigal son with a startling twist. In the poem the younger sister of the prodigal sets out to reclaim her brother's life. The new life the prodigal finds in his father's love is mirrored in the mercy the legalistic elder brother finds when he learns that his slave-like labor is useless in winning his father's love. The Prodigal's Sister, which the author reads on the accompanying CD, rejoices over the incomparable grace of God. For anyone who has ever felt beyond the hope of joy, this poem opens a way home to the Father.

John Piper in the 1930s

Abstraction on the Beach


Author: David Fraser Jenkins,Frances Spalding,John Piper

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited


Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 2030

John Piper was one of the leading Modernist artists of the twentieth century. This in-depth study covers the years of his early career, when he was largely working on the south coast of England. His engagement with the work of Picasso and Braque, his response to the onset of war, and the resulting tension between abstraction and realism in his painting are engagingly explored.

The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God


Author: John Piper,Ric Ergenbright

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781581344554

Category: Religion

Page: 78

View: 4822

A moving, interpretive poem about what Job discovered in his tragedy, complemented by stunning photography, creates a remarkable gift book that will stir a passion for God's supremacy in all things.

The Art of Glass

Integrating Architecture and Glass


Author: S. Knapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610597241

Category: Glass construction

Page: 176

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The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching

A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators


Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296404

Category: Religion

Page: 736

View: 8928

A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s CommunicatorsThis extensive encyclopedia is the most completeand practical work ever published on the art andcraft of biblical preaching. The 11 major sectionscontain almost 200 articles, which cover every possiblepreaching topic, including changing lives, sermonstructure, “the big idea,” introductions,outlining, transitions, conclusions, passionate delivery,application, leveraging illustrations, telling stories,preaching narrative texts, topical preaching,expository preaching, evangelistic preaching,preaching to postmoderns, using humor, speakingwith authority, and many others. Entries are characterizedby intensely practical and vivid writingdesigned to help preachers deepen their understandingand sharpen their communication skills.The contributors include a virtual Who’s Who ofpreaching from a cross section of denominations andtraditions, such as John Ortberg, Rick Warren,Warren Wiersbe, Alice Mathews, John Piper, AndyStanley, and many others. Haddon Robinson andCraig Brian Larson—two of today’s mostrespected voices in preaching—provide editorial oversight.

John Piper and Stained Glass


Author: June Osborne

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited


Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 5747

Written in collaboration with his widow, this is the first book to explore and reproduce the magnificent stained glass of this renowned 20th century artist. The internationally renowned artist John Piper (1903-1992) was arguably the greatest 20th century designer in stained glass and this is the first book to explore and reproduce this magnificent work. It establishes Piper's standing as a hugely influential artist beyond the medium of paint. Over 100 examples of Piper's stained glass from around the world are reproduced, allowing the reader to appreciate for the first time the range of the work and providing an illustrated historical catalog. Also reproduced are many original sketches and plans as well as photographs of the artist at work.

The Art and Thought of John La Farge

Picturing Authenticity in Gilded Age America


Author: Katie Kresser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351546465

Category: Art

Page: 236

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The Art and Thought of John La Farge: Picturing Authenticity in Gilded Age America offers an unprecedented portrait of one of the most celebrated artists of the Gilded Age and opens a window onto nineteenth-century American culture. The book reveals how the work of John La Farge contributed to a rich philosophical dialogue concerning the trustworthiness of human perception. In his struggle against a 'common truth' of iconic symbols presented by a new mass visual culture, La Farge developed a subversive approach to visual representation that focused attention not on the artwork itself, but on the complex, real encounter of artist, subject and medium from which the artwork came. Katie Kresser charts La Farge's efforts to assert his own reality - his own intrinsic uniqueness - in a postwar society that increasingly based personal identity on standardized vocational labels and economic productivity. La Farge's work is contrasted with that of Kenyon Cox, James Whistler and Henry Adams, all of whom (for La Farge) had fallen prey to the crass new visual environment - albeit in very different ways. This innovative study suggests that La Farge dealt with issues still relevant in a world characterized by ubiquitous mass media and the proliferation of 'normative' visions.

John Piper

The Robert and Rena Lewin Gift to the Ashmolean


Author: David Fraser Jenkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, British

Page: 48

View: 6523

Born in 1903, John Piper is one of the most versatile of 20th-century British artists - a virtuoso of pen and brush. He has always had a passion for English architecture, which is reflected in the collection of watercolours and prints acquired from him by his friends the Lewins over a period of some 30 years.