Art of the Icon
The traditional religious icons of Eastern Europe are more than mere symbols of faith and objects of worship. They rank among some of Europe's great pictorial images, a highly stylized form that was perpetuated for generations, dating back to the earliest days of formalized Christianity. The book -- with stunning illustrations evoking the visual impact of its sacred subject matter -- covers the techniques of icon painting, iconic art in the early Christian church, the Byzantine tradition, the expansion of the art through the Macedonian Renaissance and major and minor Russian schools from Kiev to Moscow.
by : Nigel Cawthorne