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The Resource Icons, Robin Cormack

Icons, Robin Cormack

Label
Icons
Title
Icons
Statement of responsibility
Robin Cormack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Byzantine and Russian Orthodox icons are perhaps the most enduring form of religious art ever developed - and one of the most mysterious. This book, featuring the painted panels made for churches and for prayer at home, provides an accessible guide to their story and power. Illustrated mostly with Cretan, Greek, and Russian examples from the British Museum, which houses Britain's most important collection of icons, the book examines icons in the context of the history of Christianity, as well as within the perspective of art history." "Robin Cormack examines how icons were made, framed, and displayed. He investigates their subject matter, showing how scenes can be identified, how the iconography developed over centuries, and what role portraiture plays in their imagery. Icons have not lost their power in much of the world, and Cormack considers their continuing use in our day - whether in a religious setting or as an inspiration to modern-day artists like Matisse."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cormack, Robin
Dewey number
704.9/482
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8187
LC item number
.C66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Icons
  • Icon painting
  • Icon painting
  • Icons
  • icône
  • icône
  • Ikone
  • Griechenland
  • Byzantinisches Reich
  • Russland
Label
Icons, Robin Cormack
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published : British Museum Press, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Icons and iconoclasm -- How to make an icon -- Reading icons -- Saints -- Icons after Byzantium -- Icons in the British Museum -- Catalogue of the icons in the British Museum
Control code
83977526
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780674026193
Lccn
2007006535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)83977526
Label
Icons, Robin Cormack
Publication
Note
Originally published : British Museum Press, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Icons and iconoclasm -- How to make an icon -- Reading icons -- Saints -- Icons after Byzantium -- Icons in the British Museum -- Catalogue of the icons in the British Museum
Control code
83977526
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780674026193
Lccn
2007006535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)83977526

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