First English edition, originally published as Il Grande Libro delle Icone Russe, in 1987. English translation by Mary Leonore Morse. Wonderfully illustrated history of icon art and iconography in Russia since the conversion to Christianity in the 10th century to the 20th century. Preface by Pitirim, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk and Yuryevsk.Index of icons and bibliography. Color illustrations throughout. Slipcase worn at edges and tanned. 219+ 1 pages. cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. 4to.
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Text: English, Italian (translation)From Library Journal:
In examining the evolution of Russian iconography, this book opens a new window on Russian religious life. Icons hold a central place in the Russian Orthodox faith, and their story is both a celebration of 1000 years of Christianity in Russia and a history of the church in relation to the political milieu. Icons are revelations of the divine, and some icon artists have been beatified. Looking at the plates, the reader will understand why: the images have great beauty and intensity. The publisher states that 100 of the 160 plates have never before been published. For that reason alone, many libraries may want to consider this volume. Recommended for academic libraries and public libraries that can afford it.
- Lucy Patrick, Florida State Univ. Lib., Tallahassee
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Rizzoli, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0847809528