Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church Paperback

by Alfredo Tradigo;


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Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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An icon (from the Greek word eikon, "image") is a wooden panel painting of a holy person or scene from Orthodox Christianity, the religion of the Byzantine Empire that is practiced today mainly in Greece and Russia. It was believed that these works acted as intermediaries between worshipers and the holy personages they depicted. Their pictorial language is stylized and primarily symbolic, rather than literal and narrative. Indeed, every attitude, pose, and colour depicted in an icon has a precise meaning, and their painters - usually monks - followed prescribed models from iconographic manuals. The goal of this book is to catalogue the vast heritage of images according to iconographic type and subject, from the most ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. Chapters focus on the role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church and the life of Jesus and his followers. As with other volumes in the "Guide to Imagery Series", this book includes a wealth of color illustrations in which details are called out for discussion.This is a new title in the popular Guide "To Imagery series", and includes 400 colour illustrations; and over 380 pages.

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church by Alfredo Tradigo was published by Getty Trust Publications in June 2006 and is our 53143rd best seller. The ISBN for Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church is 9780892368457.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherGetty Trust Publications (June 2006)
Weight708g
Number of Pages384
Thickness23 mm
Height197 mm
Width133 mm
ISBN9780892368457
ISBN-100892368454
Product Code1198340
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