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Author LinkPentcheva, Bissera V.
Title LinkThe sensual icon : space, ritual, and the senses in Byzantium / Bissera Pentcheva.
Variant Title Space, ritual, and the senses in Byzantium
Imprint University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.
Description xiv, 327 p. :  ill. (chiefly col.) ;  26 cm.
Type of Material Book GV
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-312) and index.
Contents Contents: Imprinted images : eulogiai, magic, and incense -- Icons of sound : Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine choros -- Eeikon and identity : the rise of the relief icon in iconophile thought -- The imprint of life : enamel in Byzantium -- Transformative vision : allegory, poikilia, and pathema -- The icon’s circular poetics : the charis of choros -- Inspirited icons, animated statues, and Komnenian iconoclasm -- Epilogue. The future of the past -- Appendix 1. The icons in the monastic inventories of the eleventh and twelfth centuries -- Appendix 2. Byzantine enamel icons and the West, eleventh-twelfth centuries.
Summary "Explores the Byzantine aesthetic of fugitive appearances by placing and filming art objects in spaces of changing light, and by uncovering the shifting appearances expressed in poetry, descriptions of art, and liturgical performance"--Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkMetal icons -- Byzantine Empire.
LinkIcons, Byzantine.
LinkIcons -- Byzantine Empire -- Psychological aspects.

System Number 000662165
ISBN Link9780271035840 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0271035846 (cloth : alk. paper)

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