THE THEOLOGY OF THE ICON (2 VOLUME SET) BY LEONID OUSPENSKY
The most comprehensive introduction available to the history and theology of the icon. It surveys the development of the Sacred art of the Christian East from its beginnings in catacomb art through the iconoclastic controversies of the eight and ninth centuries, to the development of early Russian iconography and the state of the art today.
Volume I, originally published in 1978, has been updated by the author and contains extensive new material.
Vol. I — 200 pages, 23 b/w plates; Vol. II — 328 pages, 25 b/w plates, 4-panel color fold-out.