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The Icon

Kurt Weitzmann

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ISBN 10: 0880291621 / ISBN 13: 9780880291620
Published by Dorset, 1987
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The Icon

Publisher: Dorset

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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A brilliantly illustrated volume, a large and comprehensive view of the icon through 1000 years. 385 color plates covering 7 cultures: Constantinople; Georgia; Thessalonike, Ohrid, and Serbia; the Crusades; Russia; Crete and Central Greece; Rumania. Broad in scope, splendid in execution, thorough in scholarship. The most comprehensive and beautiful single-volume presentation of this magnificent art form. . . . . TABLE OF CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION: The origins and significance of icons -- 1.) The Icons of Constantinople by Kurt Weitzmann -- 2.) The Icons of Georgia by Gaiane Alibegasvili and Aneli Volskaja -- 3.) The Icons of the Balkan Peninsula and the Greek Islands (1) by Manolis Chatzidakis and Gordana Babic -- 4.) The Icons of the period of the Crusades by Kurt Weitzmann -- 5.) The Icons of Russia by Mihail Alpatov -- 6.) The Icons of the Balkan Peninsula and the Greek Islands (2) by Gordana Babic̀ and Manolis Chatzidakis -- 7.) The post-Byzantine Icons of Wallachia and Moldavia by Teodora Voinescu.

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