The History of Orthodox Icons

Xu Fenglin

Script: Simplified Chinese
Publisher: Peking University Press
Date: January 2012
Format/Pages: 22.8 x 15.4 x 2 cm/illustrated softcover/280 pp
ISBN: 9787301196236
Availability: ship from Hong Kong
Price: $9.99 USD (69 RMB; 78 HKD)


The History of Orthodox Icons, the first book in Chinese on the study of Orthodox icons, illustrated in systematic form to introduce and explain the historical origins of the Orthodox icon, visual meaning, religious functions, the artistic features of the basic types, as well as from the Byzantine the course of artistic development of Russian iconography.

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Written and published by non-Orthodox. Recommended for the mainland Chinese scholar seeking a historical perspective, but read with discretion.