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Figure and likeness : on the limits of representation in Byzantine iconoclasm

Author: Charles Barber
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Figure and Likeness presents a thought-provoking new account of Byzantine iconoclasm--the fundamental crisis in Christian visual representation during the eighth and ninth centuries that defined the terms of Christianity's relationship to the painted image. Charles Barber rejects the conventional means of analyzing this crisis, which seeks its origin in political and other social factors. Instead, he argues,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Barber
ISBN: 0691091773 9780691091778
OCLC Number: 48507992
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction 7 --
1. Matter and Memory 13 --2. Icon and Idol 39 --
3. Truth and Economy 61 --4. Figure and Sign 83 --
5. Form and Likeness 107--
6. Word and Image 125--
Conclusion 138 --
Abbreviations 140 --Notes 141--
Bibliography 175--
Acknowledgments 201--
Index 203 --
Photography Credits 207.
Responsibility: Charles Barber.
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