An Illustrated Life of Jesus from the National Gallery of Art CollectionRichard I. Abrams and Warner A. Hutchinson (Abingdon, Nashville 1982) 159 pp., 94 illustrations, $40.00 (regular edition) $75.00 (deluxe edition)
At a time when most books on religion and art provide few color plates and offer only postage size black and white prints, An Illustrated Life of Jesus is impressive for its profusion of color and full-page reproductions. All the illustrations in this volume are drawn from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Gallery of Art. Ninety-four art works from Duccio and Giotto through Rembrandt to Dali proclaim the events of Jesus’s life. Sixty-one of those works are reproduced in full color and 31 as full-page (11 inch × 9 inch) reproductions.