.@ReadingReligion Review: The Cross by Robin Jensen
I am beyond fascinated with early Christian art, early visual representations of scripture and theology, and the non-literary medium in Antiquity. Robin Jensen is an obvious name that has devoted nearly a full career on these topics. Her work is creative and insightful and always filled with beautiful images.
Here is a small snippet from my review. Given the focus of art, I am overly pleased regarding the paper choice, the font choice, and the quality of color that Harvard University Press produced.
The first commendable item in this volume is the captivating beauty that it imbues. Jensen, within 221 pages of prose, offers 63 paintings and portraits. On average, every third or fourth page, the beauty of art will captivate readers. I often found myself, on more than a few occasions, mesmerized by the images. Rather than reading Jensen’s argument, I could not help flipping ahead to see the beauty of other pictures and portraits. Moreover, Harvard University Press is also to be commended for the paper quality, font type, and providing rich color for all the images. As far as aesthetics is concerned, this is among Jensen’s best.