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Alpha and Omega

  • For many people, the year 2000 has profound significance. Over the centuries humanity has dreamt of a better world, and many predictions of an apocalypse preceding a golden age have been timed to coincide with the millennium. This new title features extracts from the Revelation of Saint John the Divine, one of the most definitive visions of a new age. Alpha and Omega's magnificent apocalyptic images include works by artists ranging from Hieronymus Bosch to Michelangelo to William Blake, as well as miniatures from manuscripts in the Getty Museum.

    The title of this beautiful volume, Alpha and Omega, comes from Saint John: I was in the Spirit of the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. The visionary power of the images in this book—combined with its resounding prose—create a commemorative anthology befitting this extraordinary year.

    80 pages
    6 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches
    50 color illustrations
    ISBN 978-0-89236-576-0

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum