Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting:Egg Tempera, Fresco,Secco

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Author: Hart, Aidan

Form: Hardcover

Pages: 517

This is the most comprehensive book to date on the techniques of icon and wall painting. Illustrated by over 450 color illustrations and over 160 drawings, it is a source of pleasure and inspiration for the general reader as well as for the practicing icon painter. More than just a technical manual, it sets artistic practice in the context of the Church's spirituality and liturgy, with chapters on the theology and history of the icon and the reasons behind the placement of wall paintings within churches.

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"I know of no comparable work in the English language that deals with the technique of icon painting in such a thorough and comprehensive manner. Yet, while concerned with technique, the treatment is never merely technical. At every point we see how technique reveals a transfigured world. Spirituality and technology are combined together, so that each illuminates the other." From the Preface by Kallis(more...)