FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
History of Icon Painting:... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Hardback , / a fine clean copy, read once. h1
Trade in your item
Get a £3.89
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

History of Icon Painting: Origins, Tradition, Modernity, from the 6th to the 20th Century Hardcover – 10 Apr 2005


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£19.95
£17.30 £16.20
£19.95 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

History of Icon Painting: Origins, Tradition, Modernity, from the 6th to the 20th Century + Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Guide to Imagery) + Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting
Price For All Three: £52.52

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £3.89
Trade in History of Icon Painting: Origins, Tradition, Modernity, from the 6th to the 20th Century for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £3.89, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Orthodox Logos (10 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955008905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955008900
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 19.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 588,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Tina Maria on 14 Nov. 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a fascinating book,and well put together.As a collector,I appreciated the detail and the readability,it is certainly,in my opinion a book you would have in your collection,if you wanted to find out more on them subject of Holy Icons!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By KTS on 15 Aug. 2014
Format: Hardcover
Excellent information
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 0 reviews
71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
Love this book! 14 Jan. 2007
By Servant of God - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am an iconographer and the priest who taught me everything I know gave me this book. Unlike many of the icon books I own, it gives a more detailed description of each icon. It also has many inset photos of the icons so that you may study details better. It is inexpensive and contains a wealth of knowledge. If you are looking for more information on this beautiful and sacred art, this is a good start.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Excelent 2 Dec. 2007
By Laurentiu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book presents a geographical history of the icon. Very good quality with the images and the paper. A great work that makes you understand the icon with a great deal of examples.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
a history of icon painting 4 Feb. 2009
By D. Acock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book has a wealth of historical information from the eastern european perspective.Lots of color plates though most are quite small they are clear. It also includes resource information in the back. It is detailed and well worth the price. I just wish it included more pre-christian information on icons. A history is always more agreeable to me if it begins at the beginning. So if you are interested in the eastern european icons only, this is a very good book. I would recommend it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Gorgeous 22 Feb. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This History of Icon Painting is a gorgeously produced book. The icons are lovely. Actually, I spent a couple of weeks just looking at the pictures before I actually began reading. Some of the pictures are just unforgettable.

This collection of articles on the history of Icon Painting is very illuminating. I especially liked the way the chapters were on very different subjects, yet somehow blended together.

Iconography is an ancient art. The earliest were done in heated wax with pigment. In the past 1600 years or so, various schools of technique came into existence (Novgorod, Crete, Byzantine-Russian, etc). This book puts both the techniques, and the historical reasons for the formation of different styles, into perspective.

Enjoy.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The top book on the history of Icons 29 Dec. 2012
By Robert L. Holter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is not for the faint of heart - it is not just a glossy table book with a lot of pretty pictures! It contains a lot of research and exact information on Orthodox Icons over several periods and contains a lot of technical information that you need to read carefully and closely to really gain its depth. I have not read a better book on the history of icons, and have gained a lot of information that cleared up many mis conceptions about this subject, and the authors obviously spent a lot of time making sure that this book covered the subject factually and clearly, but they assume the reader will not just give the book a cursory glance!
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback