History of Icon Painting

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A major new work and one of the first published in English by Russian scholars in the post Communist era. Innovative by virtue of its completeness and encyclopedic coverage, this fundamental work covers the history of icon painting from the beginning of Christianity until the present. Sumptuously illustrated with 500+ full colour illustrations, it offers an integral picture of the artistic, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual values which icons have reflected for many nations in different periods of history. The contributors are all specialists and scholars working in museums and institutions of higher learning in contemporary Russia. Their writings are both spiritual and scholarly.

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A major new work and one of the first published in English by Russian scholars in the post Communist era. Innovative by virtue of its completeness and encyclopedic coverage, this fundamental work covers the history of icon painting from the beginning of Christianity until the present. Sumptuously illustrated with 500+ full colour illustrations, it offers an integral picture of the artistic, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual values which icons have reflected for many nations in different periods of history. The contributors are all specialists and scholars working in museums and institutions of higher learning in contemporary Russia. Their writings are both spiritual and scholarly.

Table of Contents:
◆ Theological Fundamentals of the Icon
and Iconography
◆ Icon painting techniques
◆ The Byzantine Icon in the 6th to 15th centuries
◆The Greek icon after the fall of Byzantium
◆ Icon in Ancient Russia, 11th to 17th Centuries
◆Georgian Icon in the 1oth - 15th century
◆ Icons in Serbia,Bulgaria and Macedonia - 15th -17th centuries
◆ Ukrainian Icon painting
◆ The Byelorussian Icon
◆ Icon Painting in Romania ( Moldova and Walachia)
◆ Russian Icon in the 18th - to the beginning of the 20th Century
◆ Icons of the 20th Century
◆ Inscriptions on Icons
◆Chronoloogical Table
◆ Bibliography
◆List of Illustrations]

Colour cover, 196mm x 266mm, 288 Pages, Hardback

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Author Kate Cook
Pages 288
Cover Hard
Width (mm) 196
Height (mm) 266

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