• Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium See large image

    Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) (Hardback) By (author) Glenn Peers

    $56.69 - Save $10.83 16% off - RRP $67.52 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionThroughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful place in cosmology. It also taught that angels were immaterial, bodiless, invisible beings. But if that were the case, how could they be visualized and depicted in icons and other works of art? This book describes the strategies used by Byzantine artists to represent the incorporeal forms of angels and the rationalizations in defense of their representations mustered by theologians in the face of iconoclastic opposition. Glenn Peers demonstrates that these problems of representation provide a unique window on Late Antique thought in general.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Subtle Bodies

    Title
    Subtle Bodies
    Subtitle
    Representing Angels in Byzantium
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Glenn Peers
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 637 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520224056
    ISBN 10: 0520224051
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    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: Subject Development: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ANGELS
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL067010
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAZ
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    DC21: 704.94864
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 235/.3/088219
    LC classification: BR238 .P42 2001
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 235.3088219
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 00-055165
    BISAC V2.8: ART035000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, AGA, AGR
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6MB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBCB
    Illustrations note
    19 b/w photographs
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    14 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Glenn Peers is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin. He collaborated with Massimo Bernabo and Rita Tarasconi on Il Fisiologo di Smirne (1998), and he is completing a study on framing in Byzantine art.
    Review quote
    "Peers' insightful and wide-ranging study supplies a clear and comprehensive history of the angelic image in cosmology and cult during the formative period prior to Iconoclasm. The paradoxes of the angelic body provide the proving ground for fiercely contested and incompatible claims for text and image as authoritative representations of the holy." - Jeffrey F. Hamburger, author of Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent "[Peers takes] the angelic experience as an instance of the problems inherent in Christian representation. But both astutely and elegantly, he treats angels not simply as an example but as the most enlightening case if we wish to understand these problems." - Anthony Cutler,' author of Imagery and Ideology in Byzantine Art"
    Back cover copy
    "Peers' insightful and wide-ranging study supplies a clear and comprehensive history of the angelic image in cosmology and cult during the formative period prior to Iconoclasm. The paradoxes of the angelic body provide the proving ground for fiercely contested and incompatible claims for text and image as authoritative representations of the holy."--Jeffrey F. Hamburger, author of "Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent""[Peers takes] the angelic experience as an instance of the problems inherent in Christian representation. But both astutely and elegantly, he treats angels not simply as an example but as "the "most enlightening case if we wish to understand these problems."--Anthony Cutler, author of "Imagery and Ideology in Byzantine Art"
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction 1. Issues in Representing Angels 2. Arguments against Images of Angels 3. Representing Angels: Images and Theory 4. The Veneration of Angels and Their Images 5. Apprehending the Archangel Michael Conclusion Bibliography Index