Guide to Byzantine Iconography Vol 1

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Author: Cavarnos, Constantine

Form: Paperback

Pages: 264

Detailed explanation of the distinctive characteristics of Byzantine iconography, of the traditional pattern of decorating Eastern Orthodox churches with panel icons, wall paintings, and mosaics, and of the chief Doctrinal, Liturgical, and Festal icons; together with an explanation of St. John Damascene's defense of holy icons. An excellent didactic book for the general reading public and specialists, as well as a handy guide for the icon painter.