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Festal Icons: History and Meaning Hardcover – Illustrated, March 28, 2022
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This long-awaited book on the icons of the fourteen major feasts of the Orthodox Church is the most comprehensive work on the subject in the English language. Richly illustrated, it first describes how each feast developed over time, then maps how their icons evolved from the early centuries, and finishes with a detailed examination of each festal icon’s most recognizable form. This story encompasses not only panel icons, but also frescos, mosaic, metalwork, embroidery and reliefs carved in stone, ivory and wood. Christian feasts such as Christmas and Easter form the weft of the Christian year, for Orthodox, Catholic and Anglican alike. The book reveals how festal icons are a heritage common to both western and eastern Christendom, the opening chapter charting this interrelationship between east and west in their development. This study draws together recent scholarship and the warmth of faith. It is an invaluable reference book for all those interested in delving deeper into the world of icons, be they newcomers or scholars.
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- Publisher : Gracewing Publishing Ltd; 1sr Edition (March 28, 2022)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0852449496
- ISBN-13 : 978-0852449493
- Item Weight : 5.2 pounds
- Best Sellers Rank: #593,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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