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Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church (A Guide to Imagery #10)

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This volume catalogues the vast heritage of images of icons and saints according to iconographic type and subject. It spans from the most ancient images at the monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople and Russia.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by J. Paul Getty Museum
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Julie Davis
I love picture books and this one was so interesting on many levels. It had first class art, fascinating call outs on most of the pictures so you could begin to grasp the symbolism, and effectively linked them to the way they aid the Eastern Orthodox Church in worship. As well, naturally, this led to helping me too in inspiration, contemplation, and worship.

Getty Museum produced this book and they have a long series on a variety of art topics, both secular and religious. They are well worth look
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Victoria Gaile
Very nice "field guide" style book, with hundreds of images annotated with varying degrees of explanation.

The one thing I was looking for & couldn't find was a concise guide to the symbolism of colored clothing in icons and perhaps a few other common iconographical conventions, gathered in a few pages.
David Withun
Tons of pictures of beautiful icons with very insightful notes for each. My only complaint is that I wish the book would have included at least one section on very early Christian art, as most of the iconography in the book is from the late Middle Ages and later.
Karen
Jun 19, 2008 Karen rated it 5 of 5 stars
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A beautiful book explaining the different icons of the Eastern Orthodox faith. So many icons in it, with gorgeous color. There is one glitch, there are thin black lines pointing to areas that are being explained. This doesn't bother me but it may bother some people.
Robbie Flaherty
Beautiful book with great images. A great introduction to the subject.
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