Saturday, September 02, 2006

A History of Icon Painting

I ran into an interesting new book on Holy Icons which I wanted to share with everyone.

A History of Icon Painting
Cook, Kate

A major new work and one of the first published in English by Russian scholars in the post Communist era. Innovative by virtue of its completeness and encyclopedic coverage, this fundamental work covers the history of icon painting from the beginning of Christianity until the present. Sumptuously illustrated with 500+ full colour illustrations, it offers an integral picture of the artistic, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual values which icons have reflected for many nations in different periods of history. The contributors are all specialists and scholars working in museums and institutions of higher learning in contemporary Russia. Their writings are both spiritual and scholarly.

- Nicholas Chapman, Orthodox Christian Books

Link to Product: St Vladimir's Seminary Press and Bookstore

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