Icon: Studies in the History of An Idea by Moshe Barasch

Icon: Studies in the History of An Idea

byMoshe Barasch, Luci Serrano

Kobo ebook | August 1, 1992

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Over the centuries, European debate about the nature and status of images of God and sacred figures has often upset the established order and shaken societies to their core. Out of this debate, an identifiable doctrine has emerged of the image in general and of the divine image in particular. This fascinating work concentrates on these historical arguments, from the period of Late Antiquity up to the great and classic defenses of images by St. John of Damascus and Theodore of Studion. Icon extends beyond the immediate concerns of religion, philosophy, aesthetics, history, and art, to engage them all.

Title:Icon: Studies in the History of An IdeaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 1992Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814787266

ISBN - 13:9780814787267

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Icon, idol: image Helped me to learn the difference between eikon and eidolon (to those who read Greek, I cry your pardon for the transliterated spelling attempt). Called me to think about how one may be seen by what the gaze/ego attempts to reduce to object: perception as mutually informing.... versus idol/atry, as the eye exhausting what can be seen, such as the difference between fine arts and the various pornographies of our day... be they of sex, violence, property, or the unholy unions of these.
Date published: 2018-02-14