The Meaning of Icons

The Meaning of Icons
Author: Léonide Ouspensky,Vladimir Lossky
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 091383677X
ISBN 13: 9780913836774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Icons Book Review:

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 of text with drawings, 13 b/w and 51 color plates.

The Mystical Language of Icons

The Mystical Language of Icons
Author: Solrunn Nes
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-04-10
ISBN 10: 080286497X
ISBN 13: 9780802864970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystical Language of Icons Book Review:

Solrunn Nes, one of Europe?s most admired iconographers, here illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, illustrating each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art.

Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
Author: Jim Forest
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 160833077X
ISBN 13: 9781608330775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theology of the Icon

Theology of the Icon
Author: Léonide Ouspensky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001325617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Author: Alfredo Tradigo
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780892368457
ISBN 13: 0892368454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church Book Review:

Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.

Icons in Time Persons in Eternity

Icons in Time  Persons in Eternity
Author: Dr C A Tsakiridou
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 1409472337
ISBN 13: 9781409472339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons in Time Persons in Eternity Book Review:

Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition by exploring the ontological and aesthetic implications of Orthodox ascetic and mystical theology. It finds Modernist interest in the aesthetic peculiarity of icons significant, and essential for re-evaluating their relationship to non-representational art. Drawing on classical Greek art criticism, Byzantine ekphraseis and hymnography, and the theologies of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon the New Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas, the author argues that the ancient Greek concept of enargeia best conveys the expression of theophany and theosis in art. The qualities that define enargeia - inherent liveliness, expressive autonomy and self-subsisting form - are identified in exemplary Greek and Russian icons and considered in the context of the hesychastic theology that lies at the heart of Orthodox Christianity. An Orthodox aesthetics is thus outlined that recognizes the transcendent being of art and is open to dialogue with diverse pictorial and iconographic traditions. An examination of Ch’an (Zen) art theory and a comparison of icons with paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, and by Japanese artists influenced by Zen Buddhism, reveal intriguing points of convergence and difference. The reader will find in these pages reasons to reconcile Modernism with the Christian image and Orthodox tradition with creative form in art.

Dictionary of Symbolism

Dictionary of Symbolism
Author: Hans Biedermann
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 0452011183
ISBN 13: 9780452011182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Symbolism Book Review:

This encyclopedic guide explores the rich and varied meanings of more than 2,000 symbols—from amethyst to Zodiac.

Dictionary of Symbols

Dictionary of Symbols
Author: Jack Tresidder
Publsiher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780811818889
ISBN 13: 0811818888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Symbols Book Review:

Presents historical information and cultural definitions of signs and symbols from mythology, folklore, and religion

Windows to Heaven

Windows to Heaven
Author: Elizabeth Zelensky,Lela Gilbert
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2005-02-01
ISBN 10: 1587431092
ISBN 13: 9781587431098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows to Heaven Book Review:

An exquisite guidebook that explores the nature and purpose of icons and how they might enrich the spiritual lives of readers--Protestant and Catholic as well as Orthodox.

The Meaning of Icons

The Meaning of Icons
Author: Léonide Ouspensky,Vladimir Lossky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1952
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:36526360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Icons

Icons
Author: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,Steven Flusty,David E. Nye,Chee Pearlman
Publsiher: Chronicle Books Llc
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018779295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons Book Review:

From blue jeans and surfboards to cosmetics and corporate logos, 12 everyday objects are recast as icons-single, physical forms that embody a complex universe of associations-and explored as benchmarks for the current state of design. Includes essays by Betsky, Chee Pearlman, and others.

Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-09-15
ISBN 10: 1594715092
ISBN 13: 9781594715099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behold the Beauty of the Lord Book Review:

This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.

Icons in the Western Church

Icons in the Western Church
Author: Jeana Visel
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0814646840
ISBN 13: 9780814646847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons in the Western Church Book Review:

Within the Eastern tradition of Christianity, the eikon, or religious image, has long held a place of honor. In the greater part of Western Christianity, however, discomfort with images in worship, both statues and panel icons, has been a relatively common current, particularly since the Reformation. In the Roman Catholic Church, after years of using religious statues, the Second Vatican Council’s call for “noble simplicity” in many cases led to a stripping of images that in some ways helped refocus attention on the eucharistic celebration itself but also led to a starkness that has left many Roman Catholics unsure of how to interact with the saints or with religious images at all. Today, Western interest in panel icons has been rising, yet we lack standards of quality or catechesis on what to do with them. This book makes the case that icons should have a role to play in the Western Church that goes beyond mere decoration. Citing theological and ecumenical reasons, Visel argues that, with regard to use of icons, the post–Vatican II Roman Catholic Church needs to give greater respect to the Eastern tradition. While Roman Catholics may never interact with icons in quite the same way that Eastern Christians do, we do need to come to terms with what icons are and how we should encounter them.

Global Icons

Global Icons
Author: Bishnupriya Ghosh
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 0822350165
ISBN 13: 9780822350163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Icons Book Review:

Global Icons considers how highly visible public figures such as Mother Theresa become global icons capable of galvanizing intense affect and sometimes even catalyzing social change.

Cultural Icons

Cultural Icons
Author: Keyan G Tomaselli,David Scott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 1315430991
ISBN 13: 9781315430997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Icons Book Review:

The Eiffel Tower—this symbol of industrial development and the French Republic is now associated with a romantic vacation in Paris. Nelson Mandela—the hero of the struggle against apartheid was featured in a British Airways magazine article called “The Power of Brand Mandela.” This book explores these and other contemporary cultural icons that, over time, have been endowed with a complex and powerful layering of meanings. The authors analyze the way in which such icons, whether objects or persons, living or mythical, are constructed and disseminated. They also critically investigate the implications, in semiotic and cultural terms, of the accretion of meaning and popular recognition attached to them, their moral and aesthetic ambiguity, and their enduring appeal to a fascinated public. This slim and provocative volume is ideal for courses in and related to cultural studies.

Icons

Icons
Author: Margaret Stohl
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 0316231991
ISBN 13: 9780316231992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons Book Review:

Ro murmurs into my ear. "Don't be afraid, Dol. They're not coming for us." Still, he slips his arm around me and we wait until the sky is clear. Because he doesn't know. Not really. Everything changed on The Day. The day the Icon appeared in Los Angeles. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside with fellow survivor Ro-safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid. They're different. They survived. Why? When the government discovers their secret, they are forced to join faint-hearted Tima and charismatic Lucas in captivity. Called the Icon Children, the four are the only humans on Earth immune to the power of the Icons. Torn between brooding Ro and her evolving feelings for Lucas, between a past and a future, Dol's heart has never been more vulnerable. And as tensions escalate, the Icon Children discover that their explosive emotions-which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses-may actually be their greatest strengths. Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers a thrilling novel set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts-in order to save their future.

Icons of Evolution

Icons of Evolution
Author: Jonathan Wells
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 159698533X
ISBN 13: 9781596985339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons of Evolution Book Review:

Everything you were taught about evolution is wrong.

An Introduction to Iconography

An Introduction to Iconography
Author: Roelof van Straten
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1136614028
ISBN 13: 9781136614026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Iconography Book Review:

Available for the first time in English, An Introduction to Iconography explains the ways that artists use references and allusions to create meaning. The book presents the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of iconography and ICONCLASS, the comprehensive iconographical indexing system developed by Henri van de Waal. It gives particular emphasis to the history of iconography, personification, allegory, and symbols, and the literary sources that inform iconographic readings, and includes annotated bibliographies of books and journal articles from around the world that are associated with iconographic research. The author of numerous articles and a four-volume reference work on Italian prints, Roelof van Straten is currently working on an iconographic index covering the prints of Goltzius and his school.

The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology
Author: Elizabeth Theokritoff
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN 10: 9781139827942
ISBN 13: 1139827944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology Book Review:

Orthodox Christian theology is often presented as the direct inheritor of the doctrine and tradition of the early Church. But continuity with the past is only part of the truth; it would be false to conclude that the eastern section of the Christian Church is in any way static. Orthodoxy, building on its patristic foundations, has blossomed in the modern period. This volume focuses on the way Orthodox theological tradition is understood and lived today. It explores the Orthodox understanding of what theology is: an expression of the Church's life of prayer, both corporate and personal, from which it can never be separated. Besides discussing aspects of doctrine, the book portrays the main figures, themes and developments that have shaped Orthodox thought. There is particular focus on the Russian and Greek traditions, as well as the dynamic but less well-known Antiochian tradition and the Orthodox presence in the West.

Icons

Icons
Author: Faith Riccio
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781612618319
ISBN 13: 1612618316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons Book Review:

This lovely gift book about approaching and praying with icons everyday has over 60 full color images of Sr. Faith's icons, each paired with a scripture and an inspirational word. Experience how these beautiful icons help us live a good life, what they have to offer, what they did for Sr. Faith, and what they can do for you. Icons are an invitation to go beyond our world; to take a moment to look as through a window into heaven. The space they create gives us a wonderful and open access to reach out toward God and know him deeply in a new way. They are meant to enrich our spiritual lives. They were created to touch and form us and have an ability to soothe and confront where necessary. They provide a place to gather our wandering attention and direct it toward God. Click here to see the book trailer!