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.

Dictionary of Symbolism

Dictionary of Symbolism
Author: Hans Biedermann
Publsiher: Plume
Total Pages: 465
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780452011182
ISBN 13: 0452011183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Symbolism Book Review:

Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology

The Mystical Language of Icons

The Mystical Language of Icons
Author: Solrunn Nes
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780802829160
ISBN 13: 0802829163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystical Language of Icons Book Review:

This lavishly illustrated guide to iconography explains through words and pictures the history, meaning, and purpose of Christian icons as well as the traditional methods that religious painters use to create these luminous, spiritually enlivened works of art. Solrunn Nes, one of Europe's most admired iconographers, 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, showing each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art. Deeply inspiring and utterly unique, The Mystical Language of Icons will inform both those who are familiar with the rich tradition of religious art and those who are not. It also serves as a powerful devotional resource in its own right, one that Christians everywhere can turn to again and again. Book jacket.

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:
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.

Theology of the Icon

Theology of the Icon
Author: Léonide Ouspensky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002162607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Verbal Icon

The Verbal Icon
Author: William Kurtz Wimsatt
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1954
ISBN 10: 9780813128573
ISBN 13: 0813128579
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.

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.

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.

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.

Signs and Symbols

Signs and Symbols
Author: Adrian Frutiger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004260170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signs and Symbols Book Review:

Discusses the elements of a sign, and looks at pictograms, alphabets, calligraphy, monograms, text type, numerical signs, symbols, and trademarks

On Racial Icons

On Racial Icons
Author: Nicole R. Fleetwood
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 0813565138
ISBN 13: 9780813565132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Racial Icons Book Review:

What meaning does the American public attach to images of key black political, social, and cultural figures? Considering photography’s role as a means of documenting historical progress, what is the representational currency of these images? How do racial icons “signify”? Nicole R. Fleetwood’s answers to these questions will change the way you think about the next photograph that you see depicting a racial event, black celebrity, or public figure. In On Racial Icons, Fleetwood focuses a sustained look on photography in documenting black public life, exploring the ways in which iconic images function as celebrations of national and racial progress at times or as a gauge of collective racial wounds in moments of crisis. Offering an overview of photography’s ability to capture shifting race relations, Fleetwood spotlights in each chapter a different set of iconic images in key sectors of public life. She considers flash points of racialized violence in photographs of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till; the political, aesthetic, and cultural shifts marked by the rise of pop stars such as Diana Ross; and the power and precarity of such black sports icons as Serena Williams and LeBron James; and she does not miss Barack Obama and his family along the way. On Racial Icons is an eye-opener in every sense of the phrase. Images from the book. (http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/pages/Fleetwood.aspx)

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.

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.

Digital Icons

Digital Icons
Author: Yasmin Ibrahim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2020-10-05
ISBN 10: 100017848X
ISBN 13: 9781000178487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Icons Book Review:

This book offers critical perspectives on the digital ‘iconic’, exploring how the notion of the iconic is re-appropriated and re-made online, and the consequences for humanity and society. Examining cross-cultural case studies of iconic images in digital spaces, the author offers original and critical analyses, theories and perspectives on the notion of the ‘iconic’, and on its movement, re-appropriation and meaning making on digital platforms. A carefully curated selection of case studies illustrates topics such as phantom memory; martyrdom; denigration and pornographic recoding; digital games as simulacra; and memes as ‘artification’. Situating the notion of the iconic firmly within contemporary cultures, the author takes a thematic approach to investigate the iconic as an unstable and unfinished phenomenon online as it travels through platforms temporally and spatially. The book will be an important resource for academics and students in the areas of media and communications, digital culture, cultural studies, visual communication, visual culture, journalism studies and digital humanities.

How Brands Become Icons

How Brands Become Icons
Author: D. B. Holt
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2004-09-15
ISBN 10: 1422163326
ISBN 13: 9781422163320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Brands Become Icons Book Review:

Coca-Cola. Harley-Davidson. Nike. Budweiser. Valued by customers more for what they symbolize than for what they do, products like these are more than brands--they are cultural icons. How do managers create brands that resonate so powerfully with consumers? Based on extensive historical analyses of some of America's most successful iconic brands, including ESPN, Mountain Dew, Volkswagen, Budweiser, and Harley-Davidson, this book presents the first systematic model to explain how brands become icons. Douglas B. Holt shows how iconic brands create "identity myths" that, through powerful symbolism, soothe collective anxieties resulting from acute social change. Holt warns that icons can't be built through conventional branding strategies, which focus on benefits, brand personalities, and emotional relationships. Instead, he calls for a deeper cultural perspective on traditional marketing themes like targeting, positioning, brand equity, and brand loyalty--and outlines a distinctive set of "cultural branding" principles that will radically alter how companies approach everything from marketing strategy to market research to hiring and training managers. Until now, Holt shows, even the most successful iconic brands have emerged more by intuition and serendipity than by design. With How Brands Become Icons, managers can leverage the principles behind some of the most successful brands of the last half-century to build their own iconic brands. Douglas B. Holt is associate professor of Marketing at Harvard Business School.

Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love
Author: David Airey
Publsiher: New Riders
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-12-20
ISBN 10: 0321702727
ISBN 13: 9780321702722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logo Design Love Book Review:

There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, Airey gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process, using a wide assortment of real-life examples to support his points. Anyone involved in creating visual identities, or wanting to learn how to go about it, will find this book invaluable. - Tom Geismar, Chermayeff & Geismar In Logo Design Love, Irish graphic designer David Airey brings the best parts of his wildly popular blog of the same name to the printed page. Just as in the blog, David fills each page of this simple, modern-looking book with gorgeous logos and real world anecdotes that illustrate best practices for designing brand identity systems that last. David not only shares his experiences working with clients, including sketches and final results of his successful designs, but uses the work of many well-known designers to explain why well-crafted brand identity systems are important, how to create iconic logos, and how to best work with clients to achieve success as a designer. Contributors include Gerard Huerta, who designed the logos for Time magazine and Waldenbooks; Lindon Leader, who created the current FedEx brand identity system as well as the CIGNA logo; and many more. Readers will learn: Why one logo is more effective than another How to create their own iconic designs What sets some designers above the rest Best practices for working with clients 25 practical design tips for creating logos that last

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1101642610
ISBN 13: 9781101642610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outsiders Book Review:

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Symbols of the Christian Faith

Symbols of the Christian Faith
Author: Alva William Steffler
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2002-02-21
ISBN 10: 9780802846761
ISBN 13: 0802846769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbols of the Christian Faith Book Review:

Symbols of the Christian Faith is an illustrated guide to the major visual symbols used by the Christian church throughout history. These stylized illustrations, designed by artist Alva William Steffler, are intended to provide usable, up-to-date resources for contemporary church worship and Christian education. Throughout church history symbols have been used to aid worship and to communicate difficult spiritual ideas. Steffler here collects these symbols, from early Christian catacomb art to the present, offering fresh graphic interpretations of old visual forms. The accompanying text notes the biblical sources for the various symbols and traces their use in church tradition and their links to Greco-Roman culture. Extensive glossaries and indexes round out the book. Broadly inclusive and sensitive to the perspectives of every church tradition, this volume will be an invaluable resource for churches using Christian art as well as for general readers curious about the meaning of common Christian symbols.