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The forbidden image : an intellectual history of iconoclasm

Author: Alain Besançon; Jane Marie Todd
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2009.
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Traces the dual strains of 'iconophilia' and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two-and-a-half millennia in the West. This book addresses arguments  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Besançon; Jane Marie Todd
ISBN: 9780226044149 0226044149
OCLC Number: 262429475
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: This translation originally published: 2000.
"Originally published as L'image interdite : une histoire intellecturelle de l'iconoclasme, [by] Librairie Arthéme Fayard, 1994"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 423 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one : Iconoclasm : the ancient cycle --
The philosophical critique of the image --
The biblical prohibition --
The image in dispute --
Part two : Pax Romana of the image --
The Middle Ages --
The Renaissance and the Baroque Period --
Part three : Iconoclasm : the modern cycle --
The new theology of the image --
The new theology at work --
The Russian revolution --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alain Besançon ; translated by Jane Marie Todd.

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"Even the reader who has heard something of the Byzantine quarrels about images and their theological background will be surprised by a learned and convincing interpretation of the works of Mondrian, Read more...

 
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