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Likeness and presence : a history of the image before the era of art

Hans Belting ; translated by Edmund Jephcott.
  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996, ©1994.
  • Pbk. ed.
  • xxiv, 651 pages, [12] p. of plates : illustrations(some colored) ; 24 cm.
  • Eisenhower D Level
    N7850.B4513 1996 c. 1
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Also known as
  • Introduction
  • The icon from a modern perspective and in light of its history
  • Why images? : imagery and religion in late antiquity
  • Heavenly images and earthly portraits : St. Luke's picture and "unpainted" originals in Rome and the Eastern Empire
  • Roman funerary portraits and portraits of the saints
  • The imperial image in antiquity and the problem of the Christian cult of images
  • Image devotion, public relations, and theology at the end of antiquity
  • Church and image : the doctrine of the church and iconoclasm --
  • The holy image in church decoration and a new policy of images
  • Pilgrims, emperors and confraternities : veneration of icons in Byzantium and Venice
  • The "holy face" : legends and images in competition
  • The iconostasis and the role of the icon in the liturgy and in private devotion
  • "Living painting" : poetry and rhetoric in a new style of icons in the eleventh and twelfth centuries
  • Statues, vessels, and signs : medieval images and relics in the West
  • The icon in the civic life of Rome
  • "In the Greek manner" : imported icons in the West --
  • Norm and freedom : Italian icons in the age of the Tuscan cities
  • The madonnas of Siena : the image in urban life
  • The dialogue with the image : the era of the private image at the end of the Middle Ages
  • Religion and art : the crisis of the image at the beginning of the modern age.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-615) and indexes.
  • 0226042154 (pbk.)
  • 9780226042152 (pbk.)
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 49055924
  • OCLC: 49055924