Icons of the Holy Monastery of Karakallou
For the first time in the monastery’s history, its iconographic treasures are now being revealed to the general public, thereby bringing to light a virtually unknown part of its spiritual heritage. Pages: 552
The Monastery of Karakallou is one of the twenty ancient monasteries located on a peninsula in Northern Greece called Mount Athos, also widely known as the Holy Mountain. On the occasion of the celebration of a millennium of uninterrupted coenobitic life, the brotherhood published a richly illustrated volume devoted to the monastery’s portable holy icons, the fruit of more than ten centuries of reverent artistic activity. For the first time in the monastery’s history, its iconographic treasures are now being revealed to the general public, thereby bringing to light a virtually unknown part of ancient Athonite culture and its spiritual heritage. Quite significantly, the monastery’s holdings feature the largest collection of works by Dionysios of Fourna – a prominent Greek iconographer of the 18th century. This 552 page linen-bound hardcover volume (32×23 cm) is printed on high quality glossy paper for the purpose of presenting 241 exquisite reproductions of full-size icons and details that usually occupy the entire page. Although the main text is in Greek, non-Greek speaking readers can navigate their way through the book by utilizing the bilingual picture captions (Greek-English) as well as by turning to a chapter written in English summarizing the most important aspects of the Karakallou icon repository. The edition is privileged to be blessed by His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who graciously wrote the foreword.
Size: 32 × 23 cm
Full-size icons: 241 (in color)
Cover: Hard, Cloth Bound
Weight: 3,5 kg
|Dimensions||23 x 32 cm|