A unique part of the Orthodox Christian tradition, sacred paintings called icons teach us the message of God, lay paths for our prayers, and point the way to our salvation.
Painted by master iconographer Fr. Theodore Koufos and presented in the photographs of David DeJonge, the icons of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are clear and beautiful examples of their kind.
These paintings tell the stories of Jesus Christ, the angels, and the holy figures of the Orthodox Christian faith. Beyond the Image explores the images and meanings of the icons, unfolding the whole history of the Church and revealing the truth of heaven that it preserves on earth.
Filled with rich, full-color imagery, this beautiful book is an excellent visual introduction to the Orthodox faith and its iconographic tradition, and makes a perfect coffee table book or holiday gift.
- Author: Katherine Khorey
- Photographer: David DeJonge
- Hardcover: 192 pages, full color
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615550401
- Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 0.75 inches
Lovely book; however, Fr Ted Koufos should have been given more credit; only the photog and writer were given "front page" credit. Fr Ted was a master iconographer and a childhood friend.
This book is beautifully written and laid out! Stunning photography! I learned a lot about the icons featured and some of the process in making them. I really enjoyed seeing how the iconographer and his helpers worked to write the icons at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.
Still leafing through the book and reading slowly. Great information with lovely colored illustrations. Recommended to several people who purchased in turn. Wonderful price!
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