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The meaning of icons

Author: Léonide Ouspensky; Vladimir Lossky
Publisher: Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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"The nature of the icon cannot be grasped by means of pure art criticism, nor by the adoption of a sentimental point of view. Its forms are based on the wisdom contained in the theological and liturgical writings of the Eastern Orthodox Church and are imtimately bound up with the experience of the contemplative life. The present work is the first of its kind to give a reliable introduction to the spiritual  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Léonide Ouspensky; Vladimir Lossky
ISBN: 091383677X 9780913836774 0913836990 9780913836996
OCLC Number: 9044451
Notes: Translation of: Der Sinn der Ikonen.
Includes indexes.
Description: 222 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Tradition and traditions / Vladimir Lossky --
The meaning and language of icons / Leonid Ouspensky --
The technique of iconography / Leonid Ouspensky --
Explanations of the main types of icons.
Other Titles: Sinn der Ikonen.
Responsibility: by Leonid Ouspensky and Vladimir Lossky ; translated by G.E.H. Palmer and E. Kadloubovsky.

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The classic work on the techniques, language and interpretation of icons in the context of theology and faith. Commentary and analysis of the main types of icons. Lavishly illustrated, with 160 pages  Read more...

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