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Icons By Linda Proud

Icons by Linda Proud

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Summary

'icon' has come to refer specifically to the sacred images of the Orthodox Church, perceived as a method of prayer, which this guide explores informatively using colour reproductions of beautiful icons.

Icons Summary

Icons: A Sacred Art by Linda Proud

The word 'icon' comes from the Greek word for 'image' and has come to refer specifically to the sacred images of the Orthodox Church. This beautiful book will enthrall all interested in the subject.

The Orthodox Church developed from the Roman Empire, and considers icons not art in the general sense but as a method of prayer. Lying within icons are guides and instructors to the spiritual life, which this guide helps to illuminate.

With colour reproductions of icons from across the centuries, this informative guide explores the great painters of icons, their traditions and the general form and harmony of the sacred art of icons. In addition, Linda Proud examines several types of icon and how they differ, as well as giving a guide on how to pray with icons, including a traditional Orthodox prayer.

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About Linda Proud

Linda Proud is an author of historical fiction and non-fiction, well known for The Botticelli Trilogy. Her non-fiction work specialises in culture, spirituality and art, with her Pitkin titles including Angels and Icons.

Additional information

GOR001068658
Icons: A Sacred Art by Linda Proud
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pavilion Books
2000-01-01
32
0853729905
9780853729907
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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