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Greek Icons ,14 th -18 th Century : The Rena Andreadis Collection

Drandaki Anastasia

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ISBN 10: 8881189631 / ISBN 13: 9788881189632
Published by Skira, Milano, 2002
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Drandaki Anastasia Greek Icons, 14th-18th century. The Rena Andreadis Collection Benaki Museum, SKIRA Publications Description A monograph dedicated to one of the world¿s most important private collections of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons. Seventy-one portable icons from the Rena Andreadis collection, dating from the 14th to the 18th century, are presented together with an extensive analysis of their iconography and style. These works include some celebrated Byzantine icons such as the famous Volpi Nativity (first quarter of the 15th cent.). The texts demonstrate how painting is related to other contemporary forms of art such as textiles and metalwork. The book consists of the following thematic units: Palaeologan icons from the first quarter of the 14th to the first quarter of the 15th century, Works executed by workshops on Crete and the Aegean islands (15th-17th cent.), Icons from workshops of mainland Greece (15th-17th cent.) and finally 18th-century icons. Other books about Icons Published 2002 Illustrations 161 color and 95 B/W pictures Number of pages 291 Dimensions 30,6x25,9 ISBN 88-8118-963-1 Language English. Bookseller Inventory # 000886

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Title: Greek Icons ,14 th -18 th Century : The Rena...

Publisher: Skira, Milano

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Couverture rigide

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: Edition originale

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The Rena Andreadis icon collection is one of the best known private collections of its kind. It contains Greek icons ranging from the 14th to the 18th century, covering a wide geographical area from Constantinople and mainland Greece to Crete and the Ionian islands. Among them are celebrated works which have frequently been on display to specialists and the general public in exhibitions both in Greece and abroad, and others which are still unknown. The subject matter of the works is particularly varied, combining the most widespread and popular subjects of portable icon painting with others, more unusual, which were dominant in particular regions and periods.

From every point of view the Andreadis collection offers a panorama of Greek portable icons and an opportunity to discover the elements they have in common and the multiformity of expression which distinguishes them. It is a challenge which can only be met by linking the works to the equally confused and complex historical path of Hellenism throughout the same centuries.

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Anastasia Drandaki is the Curator of the Byzantine Collection of the Benaki Museum, Athens.

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La Libreria ( in realtà si tratta di uno studio bibliografico ) è nata nel 1983 dopo una esperienza per dodici anni in una libreria veneziana.- La libreria tratta opere esaurite e rare,musica,cataloghi ragionati,religione,filosofia,opere enciclopediche,miniatura Medioevo,Studi Bizantini,Archeologia,Periodici etc.

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