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Hidden and Triumphant: the Underground Struggle to Save Russian Iconography

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ISBN-10: 1557255644

ISBN-13: 9781557255648

Edition: 2010

Authors: Irina Yazykova, Paul Greneir, Wendy Salmond

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Irina Yazykova Translated by Paul Grenier Despite persecution and the destruction of monasteries and much of religious life, a small group of iconographers kept the ancient story and practice alive. In Hidden and Triumphant, Irina Yazykova tells the dramatic history of the Russian Orthodox icon in the 20th century. She tells the saga of those iconographers who at great personal cost preserved the tradition from the time of the Bolshevik persecutions through to the present day, restoring and developing Russian iconography under the harshest of circumstances.Adopting the art of the icon from Byzantine tradition, medieval Russia developed its own unique iconography that for many centuries was…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 196
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Translator's Note
Introduction
Word and Image
Icons as a Witness to Eternity Within a World of Change
Perfect Artists and Philosophers of Highest Wisdom The Iconographic Tradition, 900-1900
The Discovery of the Icon and the New Iconoclasts
The Russian Emigration and Its Quest for the Iconic
Beauty Against Totalitarianism Icons and Iconoclasm in the Soviet Union, 1920-1979
The Return of Sacred Sites The Rebirth of Iconography, 1980-2000
New Russian Iconographers Leading Artists and Developments of the New Millennium
Beauty Saving the World The Icon Outside of Russia
Direction, Training, and Workshops Iconography Programs
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Notes
Selected Bibliography of English-Language Sources