The imagery of the Annunciation is one of the most frequently encountered throughout the history of religious art, and yet this substantial visual record reveals the challenges of documenting the inherently mystical event. This fascinating dynamic is the focus of Divine Conception: The Art of the Annunciation, now available on Musebooks.

Pairing striking examples of the visual narrative of the Annunciation with contemporary texts and treatises, this book allows the reader to navigate the evolution of this imagery and how it grappled with key questions raised from the earliest days of Christianity to the peak years of the Renaissance. Substantial illustrations combined with well-researched prose make this an essential volume for readers who are fascinated with the role of religion in the canon of art history. Buy your copy on Musebooks today