Richard Temple's lavishly illustrated book provides a concise but thorough tour through the ages of the icon, tracing the art from its origins to the 19th century and beyond. The icons selected to illustrate the text include famous works as well as many stunning, rarely-seen ones. This particular emphasis on lesser-known masterpieces, along with the author's cogent, thorough and very personal overview of the major periods and themes of icon painting, that make this book a truly unique contribution to the field of art history and appreciation. It is both an introduction for the unfamiliar and an object in its own right that should delight connoisseurs.
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(310mm x 245mm x 19mm)
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Author Biography - Richard Temple
Richard Temple has owned and operated London's The Temple Gallery since 1959, and has been instrumental in acquiring important icons for some of the world's foremost collections including The British Museum and the Menil Collection in Houston.He is the author of Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity.