Icons: Divine Beauty

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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.

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This book is a fully color-illustrated introduction to the history of icons. It looks primarily at Russian icons, and also explores the origins of the art of icon painting from Hellenistic Egypt. With images like St. George slaying the Dragon, scenes from the Life of St. Nicholas and various interpretations of the Virgin Mary and infant Jesus, Temple gives a fascinating tour of icons throughout the ages.

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With its roots in the distant, pre-Christian past, the art of the icon has been refined over centuries. Icon paintings are instantly recognisable but have never been widely understood in the West. The art developed in the deserts of the Middle East, passing through the Roman and Byzantine imperial ages and achieving it's highest form in Russia, while exerting a discernible influence on the Italian Renaissance along the way.

Richard Temple's lavishly illustrated book provides a concise but thorough tour through the ages of the icon, tracing the art from its origins to the 19th century and beyond. The icons selected to illustrate the text include famous works as well as many stunning, rarely seen ones. This particular emphasis on lesser-known masterpieces, along with the author's cogent, thorough and very personal overview of the major periods and themes of icon painting, make this book a truly unique contribution to the field of art history and appreciation. It is both an introduction for the uninitiated and an objet in its own right that will delight connoisseurs.

Richard Temple has owned and operated London's The Temple Gallery since 1959, and has been instrumental in acquiring important icons for some of the world's foremost collections, including The British Museum and the Menil Collection in Houston. He is the author of Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity.

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