Figure and Likeness: On the Limits of Representation in Byzantine Iconoclasm

by

Write The First Customer Review

"Figure and Likeness" presents a thought-provoking new account of Byzantine iconoclasm--the fundamental crisis in Christian visual representation during the eighth and ninth centuries that defined the terms of Christianity's relationship to the painted image. Charles Barber rejects the conventional means of analyzing this crisis, which seeks its origin in political and other social factors. Instead, he argues, iconoclasm is primarily a matter of theology and aesthetic theory. Working between the theological texts and the ...

Figure and Likeness: On the Limits of Representation in Byzantine Iconoclasm 2002, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691091778

Hardcover

Select