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.
'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