Russian Icons

Russian Icons

by Vladimir I. Ivanov

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In examining the evolution of Russian iconography, this book opens a new window on Russian religious life. Icons hold a central place in the Russian Orthodox faith, and their story is both a celebration of 1000 years of Christianity in Russia and a history of the church in relation to the political milieu. Icons are revelations of the divine, and some icon artists have been beatified. Looking at the plates, the reader will understand why: the images have great beauty and intensity. The publisher states that 100 of the 160 plates have never before been published. For that reason alone, many libraries may want to consider this volume. Recommended for academic libraries and public libraries that can afford it.-- Lucy Patrick, Florida State Univ. Lib., Tallahassee

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