Icon and Devotion: Sacred Spaces in Imperial Russia Hardcover – 10 Feb 2002
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' . . . richly illustrated, making available much popular iconographic material generally unfamiliar to Western readers . . . a fascinating contribution to the cultural history of Russia.' --Times Literary Supplement
'Both the techniques and the meaning of the long history of icons are explored here; the core meaning residing, according to Mr Tarasov, in the icon's role as idealised image of Holy Russia. Much of the imagery has never been previously published in the English-speaking world. A treasure trove awaits.' --Art Newspaper
' . . . invaluable . . . this remarkable book should be required reading for anyone with a desire to understand imperial Russian culture at a more than superficial level.' --Slavonica
'Is it possible to explain a people on the basis of its religious art? Anyone who has explored the concept of "Holy Russia" or l'idée russe will find an answer to that question in Oleg Tarasov's study of icons and devotion in imperial Russia . . . this book is immensely rewarding and will interest cultural, art, and political historians as well as the general reader.'
About the Author
Oleg Tarasov is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cultural History of the Institute of Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), Moscow. He has written extensively on icons, painting and cultural history.
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Good for the price
on 7 July 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
It has little pictures of the real black saints and the Bible prophets and more of the white wash pictures.
One person found this helpful.
on 23 June 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Still not as good as the Russian icon book that's cost an arm and a leg but if your looking evidence there is some in here
3 people found this helpful.
Needs more images
on 11 July 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
The information is wonderful and insightful. It would be wonderful if there were more images of icons; modern and ancient.
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