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The living icon in Byzantinium and Italy : the vita image, eleventh to thirteenth centuries

Author: Paroma Chatterjee
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the development and diffusion of the vita image which emerged in Byzantium in the twelfth century and spread to Italy and beyond"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chatterjee, Paroma, 1978-
Living icon in Byzantinium and Italy
(DLC) 2013030663
(OCoLC)856861184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paroma Chatterjee
ISBN: 9781107784482 1107784484 9781139542401 1139542400
OCLC Number: 871257915
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The metaphor of the 'living icon' --
The saint in the text --
The saint in the image --
'Wrought by the finger of God' --
Depicting Francis' secret --
Epilogue : Francis in Constantinople.
Responsibility: Paroma Chatterjee.

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This is the first book to explore the development and significance of the vita icon. Through the aesthetic and religious history of the vita icon, Paroma Chatterjee investigates the shared problems  Read more...

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'Paroma Chatterjee's book presents a precise and intelligent study of the vita icons of saints produced in Italy and in Byzantium. Her readings of these distinctive works are informed by current Read more...

 
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