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    Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Guide to Imagery) (Paperback) By (author) Alfredo Tradigo

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    DescriptionAn icon (from the Greek word eikon, "image") is a wooden panel painting of a holy person or scene from Orthodox Christianity, the religion of the Byzantine Empire that is practiced today mainly in Greece and Russia. It was believed that these works acted as intermediaries between worshipers and the holy personages they depicted. Their pictorial language is stylized and primarily symbolic, rather than literal and narrative. Indeed, every attitude, pose, and colour depicted in an icon has a precise meaning, and their painters - usually monks - followed prescribed models from iconographic manuals. The goal of this book is to catalogue the vast heritage of images according to iconographic type and subject, from the most ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. Chapters focus on the role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church and the life of Jesus and his followers. As with other volumes in the "Guide to Imagery Series", this book includes a wealth of color illustrations in which details are called out for discussion. This is a new title in the popular Guide "To Imagery series", and includes 400 colour illustrations; and over 380 pages.

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    Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfredo Tradigo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 708 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892368457
    ISBN 10: 0892368454

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRLTAART
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 704.9482
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC8
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART035000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 704.9/4820882819
    LC classification: N8187.5 . T7313 2006
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 704.94820882
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AGR
    Illustrations note
    400 colour illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Publishing
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Alfredo Tradigo is the artistic director and art critic for Famiglia Cristiana magazine and has devoted thirty years to research on Christian iconography.