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The Meaning Of Icons by Léonide Ouspensky
The classic work on the techniques, language and interpretation of icons in the context of theology and faith. Commentary and analysis of the main types of icons. Lavishly illustrated, with 160 pages of text with drawings, 13 b/w and 51 color plates.
The Mystical Language Of Icons by Solrunn Nes
Solrunn Nes, one of Europe's most admired iconographers, illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, showing each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art.
Icons And Saints Of The Eastern Orthodox Church by Alfredo Tradigo
Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.
The Verbal Icon by William Kurtz Wimsatt
Icons In Time Persons In Eternity by Dr C A Tsakiridou
Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition by exploring the ontological and aesthetic implications of Orthodox ascetic and mystical theology. It finds Modernist interest in the aesthetic peculiarity of icons significant, and essential for re-evaluating their relationship to non-representational art. Drawing on classical Greek art criticism, Byzantine ekphraseis and hymnography, and the theologies of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon the New Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas, the author argues that the ancient Greek concept of enargeia best conveys the expression of theophany and theosis in art. The qualities that define enargeia - inherent liveliness, expressive autonomy and self-subsisting form - are identified in exemplary Greek and Russian icons and considered in the context of the hesychastic theology that lies at the heart of Orthodox Christianity. An Orthodox aesthetics is thus outlined that recognizes the transcendent being of art and is open to dialogue with diverse pictorial and iconographic traditions. An examination of Ch’an (Zen) art theory and a comparison of icons with paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, and by Japanese artists influenced by Zen Buddhism, reveal intriguing points of convergence and difference. The reader will find in these pages reasons to reconcile Modernism with the Christian image and Orthodox tradition with creative form in art.
Recovering The Icon by Patrick Doolan
"Leonid Ouspensky (1902-1987) settled in France following the Russian Revolution and worked as a talented but struggling commercial painter prior to discovering the icon, which became his life's work. Orthodox iconography had been in full decline since the seventeenth century, and Ouspensky set out to recover the genuine sources of Eastern Christian art and to recover the Tradition that had spawned them." "In this work, Schemamonk Patrick Doolan, a pupil of Ouspensky, has chosen and commented on more than 100 of Ouspensky's representative works. Icons, and sculptures and wood and stone as well as pressed metal, are included, giving us a broad range of the talent of this masterful teacher."--BOOK JACKET.
American Icons by Dennis Hall
The Icon by Mahmoud Zibawi
For those who love icons and who would love to know more about their history and the art itself, this book will prove a real treasure. Featuring pages of illustrations and photographs, 96 in full color, the book relates a wealth of information on iconography and iconographers, and on their relationship to Church and State.
The Icon History Symbolism And Meaning by Anonymous
This bilingual English-Chinese publication includes full color reproductions of icons in St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Hong Kong including Christ Pantocrator icon and the Albazinks Icon of the Theotokos "The Word made Flesh", which appear to the right and left of the Holy Doors of the iconostasis. Reflecting the local character of the parish, the typical Greek or Slavonic inscriptions on the icons also are accompanied by parallel inscriptions in Chinese. The publication consists of a reprint with minor ammendments of the English original version of "The Icon, History, Symbolism and Meaning" which was first published by Dormition of the Theotokos Monastery in their monastic journal, Winter, 2003 Vol. 16 #2. Now published for the first time with a Chinese translation with the kind blessing of the Abbess of the monastery, Mother Gabriella. The publication of the Chinese translation has been made possible with the efforts of Mr. Daniel Yeung of Institute of Sino-Christian Studies and the liaison work amongst other endeavors of Prof. Xu Fenglin. We also extend our appreciation to translator Mr. Hou Jianyu and proofreader Ms. Zhang Guina, for their time and energy spent on the text. 這本中英雙語的出版物包含了香港聖彼得聖保羅教堂所有聖像的彩色複製版，包括聖像屏君王門右邊和左邊的基督全能像和阿爾巴金聖母像「道成肉身」。考慮到堂區的地方性，聖像上除了傳統的希臘或斯拉夫落款外還寫有漢字。本書是英文版「聖像的歷史、象徵和意義」（出版于聖母安息修道院的雜誌，2003年冬 Vol. 16 #2）一書的輕微修訂版。在修道院院長加弗里拉（Gabriella）姆姆的祝福下，我們首次出版了本書的中文版。本書得以出版還得益于漢語基督教文化研究所的丹尼爾·楊先生的努力和徐鳳林教授的聯絡工作。同時我們也想對譯者候健羽先生和張桂娜女士表示感謝，他們為本書的出版奉獻了時間與精力。