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Icons : Divine Beauty - Richard Temple


Divine Beauty

Hardcover Published: 17th March 2004
ISBN: 9780863565663
Number Of Pages: 224

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Richard Temple's lavishly illustrated book provides a concise but thorough tour through the ages, including famous works, as well as many rarely seen, making this a truly unique contribution to the field of art history and appreciation.

Industry Reviews

'Beautiful and lavishly illustrated ... if only one book on this subject can be had, this would be an excellent choice.' Catholic Library World; 'This beautiful book provides us with a rare opportunity to gaze with delight on good reproductions of icons so that we may engage with their great beauty and powerful mystery. I here record my gratitude to Richard Temple.' Sister Wendy Beckett; 'This richly illustrated book brings us face to face with some of the most beautiful and unfamiliar images in European civilisation.' Daily Mail; 'Temple's excitingly illustrated book of icons extends our exposure to the extraordinary holy art of Byzantium and Russia ... an erudite overview.' Choice; 'Icons is magnificent and very interesting.' Yuri Piatnitsky, Curator of the Byzantine Icons Collection

Forewordp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Originsp. 15
The Oldest Iconsp. 19
Iconoclasmp. 20
The Macedonian Renaissancep. 25
Story Imagesp. 27
The Split between East and Westp. 29
The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuriesp. 32
The Fourteenth-Century Paleologan Renaissancep. 42
Spiritual Hierarchiesp. 50
Cretep. 51
Cyprusp. 67
The Balkansp. 75
The Pre-Mongolian Period in Russia, 1000-1240p. 82
Novgorodp. 84
The Moscow Schoolp. 108
The Sixteenth Centuryp. 133
The Seventeenth Century and Laterp. 178
Some Principal Icon Themes in Briefp. 195
Glossaryp. 210
Select Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780863565663
ISBN-10: 0863565662
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17th March 2004
Publisher: Saqi Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.85 x 24.38  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.58
Edition Number: 1