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The Mystical Language of Icons

The Mystical Language of Icons
  • Author : Solrunn Nes
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780802829160
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Summary : This lavishly illustrated guide to iconography explains through words and pictures the history, meaning, and purpose of Christian icons as well as the traditional methods that religious painters use to create these luminous, spiritually enlivened works of art. 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. Deeply inspiring and utterly unique, The Mystical Language of Icons will inform both those who are familiar with the rich tradition of religious art and those who are not. It also serves as a powerful devotional resource in its own right, one that Christians everywhere can turn to again and again. Book jacket.

Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting

Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting
  • Author : Gilles Weissmann
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :127
  • ISBN : 9781844487943
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Summary : Focusing on the classic methods of icon painting and its rich history, this detailed and practical guide covers everything, from the materials needed and how to prepare a panel to adding inscriptions and finishing off using traditional Byzantine techniques. It explains the origins and principles of icon painting; how to choose a subject; the technique of sacred geometry; the use of color, varnishing, and egg tempera; and how to use traditional gilding techniques. Part of the icon's symbolism is transmitted in the techniques used to create it and this is explored throughout. With in-depth information, step-by-step demonstrations, invaluable advice, and many superb examples of finished icons, this is the most comprehensive guide to the philosophy and practice of icon painting.

A History of Icon Painting

A History of Icon Painting
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : 9785723503052
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Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Author : Alfredo Tradigo
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :383
  • ISBN : 9780892368457
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Summary : 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 Meaning of Icons

The Meaning of Icons
  • Author : Léonide Ouspensky,Vladimir Lossky
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  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 091383677X
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Summary : 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.

Icons

Icons
  • Author : Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov
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  • Release Date :2015-09-15
  • Total pages :396
  • ISBN : 1783107006
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Summary : Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences – the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity in its early stages, the borrowing from Roman heritage or later to the Western breakthroughs – combined with a never compromised assertion of a distinctly Slavic soul and identity. This book presents a handpicked and representative selection of works from the 11th century to the late Baroque period.

Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
  • Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
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  • Release Date :2007-09-15
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1594715092
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Summary : This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.

Doors of Perception

Doors of Perception
  • Author : John Baggley
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  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN :
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Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity

Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity
  • Author : Richard Temple
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :191
  • ISBN : 9781898942207
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Summary : Back in print after ten years, this searching work uses the imagery of icons as the basis for an exploration of the true mystical source of the Christian faith. Richard Temple points out that icons themselves are essentially mystical at heart, for they are the key to an underground stream of knowledge aimed at the civilization of the whole person -- body, soul, and spirit -- that developed from Platonic thought, the school of Alexandria, and the Orphic mysteries. As the author discusses the meaning of the icons depicted in this volume, the richness and profundity of a lost tradition is gradually and hauntingly revealed.

Icons of Power

Icons of Power
  • Author : Naomi Janowitz
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  • Release Date :2010-11-01
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780271047911
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Byzantine Iconography

Byzantine Iconography
  • Author : Milagros Blanco
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  • Release Date :2007-09-21
  • Total pages :33
  • ISBN : 9781419681295
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Summary : The Byzantine Iconography book, highlights the development of iconography through the ages, and its spiritual connotations. The particular elements of the Byzantine style are described as well as the characteristic method of presenting perspective and color application to create tridimensional effects. Some of the oldest and best known icons are shown; and how latter painters rendered the prototype maintaining the identity of the original subject. Insight on the multiple factors allows the reader to reach a deeper understanding of this rich artistic style, of increasing popularity. The second part of the book is a painter's manual with detailed instructions on the several steps required to paint icons, including how to prepare the gesso board, transfer of image, application of multiple color layers and application of gold leaf backgrounds.

Creation, Matter and the Image of God

Creation, Matter and the Image of God
  • Author : Dorothy A. Lee
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  • Release Date :2020-04-01
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1925679276
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Another Brush with God

Another Brush with God
  • Author : Peter Pearson
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  • Release Date :2009-10-01
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 0819226858
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Summary : This is the sequel to the author’s previous work, A Brush with God, for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers. It presents greater detail and instructions for creating entirely new icons. One major feature of the new book is the full-page sketches that artists can photocopy and use as the basis of their own icons, providing a unique and much-requested resource. Chapters and topics include: 1. Introduction and contemporary reflections on iconography, spirituality, and technique. 2. Highlighting folds on full-length figures, including black and white renderings of draped legs, arms, and torsos. 3. Architectural and landscape renderings in Byzantine iconography, including background shadow and highlighting techniques, plus inverse perspective. 4. Festal icons, involving multiple figures, landscapes, architecture, furniture, vegetation, and animals. 5. Construction of heads, figures, and analysis of whole compositions, sacred geometry and proportion.

Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John

Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John
  • Author : Christopher W. Skinner
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  • Release Date :2013-04-11
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 056725965X
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Summary : This volume examines characters in the Fourth Gospel and provides an in-depth look at different approaches currently employed by scholars working with literary and reader-oriented methods. Divided into two sections, the book first considers method and theory, followed by exegetical character studies using a literary or reader-oriented method. It summarizes the state of the discussion, examines obstacles to arriving at a comprehensive theory of character in the Fourth Gospel, compares different approaches, and compiles the diverse methodologies into one comparative study. Through this detailed exegesis, the various theories will come alive, and the merits (or deficiencies) of each approach will be available to the reader. This volume is both a comprehensive study in narrative/reader-oriented theories, and a study in the application of those theories as they apply to characterization. Summing up current research on characters and characterization in the Fourth Gospel, this book also provides a comprehensive presentation of different approaches to character that have developed in recent years.

Sacred Doorways

Sacred Doorways
  • Author : Linette Martin
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  • Release Date :2002-01-01
  • Total pages :258
  • ISBN : 9781557253071
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Summary : Linette Martin's style and simplicity of language are transparent and clear, so rare in other similar writings on the topic. -Metropolitan Emilianos Timiadis

Icons

Icons
  • Author : Faith Riccio
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  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781612618319
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Summary : This lovely gift book about approaching and praying with icons everyday has over 60 full color images of Sr. Faith's icons, each paired with a scripture and an inspirational word. Experience how these beautiful icons help us live a good life, what they have to offer, what they did for Sr. Faith, and what they can do for you. Icons are an invitation to go beyond our world; to take a moment to look as through a window into heaven. The space they create gives us a wonderful and open access to reach out toward God and know him deeply in a new way. They are meant to enrich our spiritual lives. They were created to touch and form us and have an ability to soothe and confront where necessary. They provide a place to gather our wandering attention and direct it toward God. Click here to see the book trailer!

Icon and Devotion

Icon and Devotion
  • Author : Oleg Tarasov
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  • Release Date :2004-01-03
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 186189550X
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Summary : Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. The craft of icon-making is set into the context of forms of worship that emerged in the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-seventeenth century. Oleg Tarasov shows how icons have held a special place in Russian consciousness because they represented idealized images of Holy Russia. He also looks closely at how and why icons were made. Wonder-working saints and the leaders of such religious schisms as the Old Believers appear in these pages, which are illustrated with miniature paintings, lithographs and engravings never before published in the English-speaking world. By tracing the artistic vocabulary, techniques and working methods of icon painters, Tarasov shows how icons have been integral to the history of Russian art, influenced by folk and mainstream currents alike. As well as articulating the specifically Russian piety they invoke, he analyzes the significance of icons in the cultural life of modern Russia in the context of popular prints and poster design.

Church Observer

Church Observer
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Recovering the Icon

Recovering the Icon
  • Author : Patrick Doolan
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : 9780881412703
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Summary : "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.

Lost Icons

Lost Icons
  • Author : Rowan Williams
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  • Release Date :2003-01-01
  • Total pages :231
  • ISBN : 9780826467997
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Summary : Why does our contemporary culture find it so hard to handle certain concepts and images? What aspects of the range of human possibilities have been lost in modernity and postmodernity? Rowan Williams argues that we have let go of a number of crucial imaginative patterns - 'icons' - for thinking about ourselves. He considers areas such as images of childhood, our awkwardness at speaking about community, our unwillingness to think seriously about remorse, and our devastating lack of vocabulary for the growth and nurture of the self through time. This timely book by a master of contemporary Christian thought sketches out a renewed language for the soul.