Sacred Material

Sacred Material

The Art of the Tapestries of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

by John Nava

Foreword by Richard S. Vosko, Ph.D., Hon. AIA
Hagiography by Sister Mary Joanne Wittenburg, S.N.D.
Afterword by Bruce Robertson, Ph.D.

Sacred Material details the historic saga of the creation of The Communion of Saints, The Baptism of the Lord, and The New Jerusalem, the monumental tapestry triptych by California artist John Nava. Nava shares the unprecedented journey of his tapestries from oils on canvas in his Ojai studio, to the looms of Belgium, to the walls of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Sacred Material includes a six-page foldout documenting The Communion of Saints tapestries and a complete hagiography of the 135 saints and blesseds portrayed in the world’s greatest modern-day tapestry commission. A feast for the eyes. . . and the soul.

  • 262 pages
  • full color throughout
  • 200+ images
  • 9"w x 12"h
  • hardcover; ISBN 978-1-62640-041-2; $75.00
$75.00 USD