Serious and humorous at the same time, this sumptuously produced volume focuses on the history and characteristics of what has become a lost artistic medium. As a standard work on the world of folkloristic images pertaining to religious beliefs, it serves as a key to the Catholic faith, not least because of its extensive index, which includes sacraments, Church festival days, lives of the saints, pilgrimage sites, and much more.
Statement of the jury
This book contains a massive collection of popular devotional pictures that successfully present a complex context in a subtle and differentiated fashion. An intriguing book that celebrates the icons depicted in it and thus recalls to memory a medium that has long since fallen into oblivion.