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Icons (Hardcover)

Richard Temple

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ISBN 10: 0863565662 / ISBN 13: 9780863565663
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Hardcover. 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 .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.620. Bookseller Inventory # 9780863565663

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Title: Icons (Hardcover)

Binding: Hardcover

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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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