And I, Francis

And I, Francis

The Life of Francis of Assisi in Word and Image

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Artwork and narration share stories of St. Francis' life, including renouncing his material possessions, cutting St. Clare's hair, and receiving the stigmata

Blackwell North Amer
Many artists - literary as well as visual - have considered the life of Francis of Assisi, but none until now has presented Francis himself from a first-person perspective.
Prompted by the question of what it would have been like to be Francis, artist Kathleen Fruge-Brown chose seven scenes from Francis's life, including giving alms to a leper, renouncing material possessions, cutting Clare's hair, building a snow-family, receiving the stigmata, composing "The Canticle of the Sun," and dying. A common viewpoint unites the seven images: in each the viewer sees the scene as if through Francis's eyes.
The accompanying text - one chapter per image - is also from a first-person perspective, with a voice that reveals as much about the man as do the stories he tells.

Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1996
ISBN: 9780826408679
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm


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