New York: Parkstone Press, (2004). 1859959105. Printed in France. Full color reproductions of icon paintings. 8vo. 9" x 6-3/16". 96 pp. Fine book. / Fine dust jackets. Item #964
Icon painting reached the height of its popularity in the Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. The power and appeal of icon art lay in its flexibility to incorporate a Roman heritage and later Western influences within the rules of Orthodox Christianity. This collection presents some of the rarest, most treasured icons from the 9th century to modern times in the full majesty and splendour of their true colours.