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Russian Icons by Philipp Schweinfurth (1887-1954) - First - 1953 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS007296)

Russian Icons

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Russian Icons

by Philipp Schweinfurth (1887-1954)

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  • hardcover
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61 pages with 14 color plates and 12 full page illustrations. Quarto (10" x 7 3/4") bound in original publisher's beige boards with red lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket. First edition. The use and making of icons entered Kievan Rus' following its conversion to Orthodox Christianity in AD 988. As a general rule, these icons strictly followed models and formulas hallowed by Byzantine art, led from the capital in Constantinople. As time passed, the Russians widened the vocabulary of types and styles far beyond anything found elsewhere in the Orthodox world. The personal, innovative and creative traditions of Western European religious art were largely lacking in Russia before the 17th century, when Russian icon painting became strongly influenced by religious paintings and engravings from both Protestant and Catholic Europe. In the mid-17th-century changes in liturgy and practice instituted by Patriarch Nikon resulted in a split in the Russian Orthodox Church. The traditionalists, the persecuted "Old Ritualists" or "Old Believers", continued the traditional stylization of icons, while the State Church modified its practice. From that time icons began to be painted not only in the traditional stylized and non-realistic mode, but also in a mixture of Russian stylization and Western European realism, and in a Western European manner very much like that of Catholic religious art of the time. These types of icons, while found in Russian Orthodox churches, are also sometimes found in various sui juris rites of the Catholic Church. Russian icons are typically paintings on wood, often small, though some in churches and monasteries may be much larger. Some Russian icons were made of copper. Condition: Previous owner's name on front end paper. Jacket corners and spine ends chipped, soiled, spine age toned, edge wear else very good in like jacket.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOOKS007296
Title
Russian Icons
Author
Philipp Schweinfurth (1887-1954)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Iris Books
Place of Publication
Oxford
Date published
1953
Keywords
RELIGION RELIGIOUS ART
Bookseller catalogs
Miscelaneous;
Size
Quarto

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