Author: Robin Cormack

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026193

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Byzantine and Russian Orthodox icons are perhaps the most enduring form of religious art ever developed--and one of the most mysterious. This book provides an accessible guide to their story and power. Illustrated mostly with Cretan, Greek, and Russian examples from the British Museum, which houses Britain's most important collection, the book examines icons in the context of the history of Christianity, as well as within the perspective of art history.

Icons and Power

Author: Bissera V. Pentcheva

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271048161

Category: Art

Page: 340

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Author: Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780429258

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6817

Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences – the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity in its early stages, the borrowing from Roman heritage or later to the Western breakthroughs – combined with a never compromised assertion of a distinctly Slavic soul and identity. This book presents a handpicked and representative selection of works from the 11th century to the late Baroque period.

Icons from Melnik and Melnik Region, Bulgaria

Author: Georgi Gerov

Publisher: Pensoft Publishers

ISBN: 9789546422859

Category: Religion

Page: 179

View: 9201

The crossroad position of this small town in Southern Bulgaria turned it into a natural bridge between the South and the North on the Balkans, into a link between the different ethnoses and traditions. This album describes a large group of icons from Melnik and Melnik region dated in the period 15th-19th centuries.

Contemporary Icons of Nonviolence

Author: Anna Hamling

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527541738

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 367

2019 marked notable anniversaries for two of the most widely recognised icons of the philosophy of nonviolence, representing seventy years since the birth of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Both brought significant, constructive, and far-reaching social and political change to the world. This volume offers an innovative perspective, placing them, their beliefs and theories within the chronology of the tradition of nonviolence, beginning with Lev Nikolaevicz Tolstoy and encompassing the likes of Óscar Romero, Nelson Mandela, Abdul Ghaffar Khan, and Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. This collection of essays explores diverse understandings of the concepts of nonviolence in a philosophical and religious context. It also highlights the application of the techniques of nonviolence in the 21st century.

How Brands Become Icons

Author: D. B. Holt

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422163326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

View: 1231

Coca-Cola. Harley-Davidson. Nike. Budweiser. Valued by customers more for what they symbolize than for what they do, products like these are more than brands--they are cultural icons. How do managers create brands that resonate so powerfully with consumers? Based on extensive historical analyses of some of America's most successful iconic brands, including ESPN, Mountain Dew, Volkswagen, Budweiser, and Harley-Davidson, this book presents the first systematic model to explain how brands become icons. Douglas B. Holt shows how iconic brands create "identity myths" that, through powerful symbolism, soothe collective anxieties resulting from acute social change. Holt warns that icons can't be built through conventional branding strategies, which focus on benefits, brand personalities, and emotional relationships. Instead, he calls for a deeper cultural perspective on traditional marketing themes like targeting, positioning, brand equity, and brand loyalty--and outlines a distinctive set of "cultural branding" principles that will radically alter how companies approach everything from marketing strategy to market research to hiring and training managers. Until now, Holt shows, even the most successful iconic brands have emerged more by intuition and serendipity than by design. With How Brands Become Icons, managers can leverage the principles behind some of the most successful brands of the last half-century to build their own iconic brands. Douglas B. Holt is associate professor of Marketing at Harvard Business School.

Icons of Dissent

Author: Jeremy Prestholdt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190092599

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The global icon is an omnipresent but poorly understood element of mass culture. This book asks why audiences around the world have embraced particular iconic figures, how perceptions of these figures have changed, and what this tells us about transnational relations since the Cold War era. Prestholdt addresses these questions by examining one type of icon: the anti-establishment figure. As symbols that represent sentiments, ideals, or something else recognizable to a wide audience, icons of dissent have been integrated into diverse political and consumer cultures, and global audiences have reinterpreted them over time. To illustrate these points the book examines four of the most evocative and controversial figures of the past fifty years: Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, and Osama bin Laden. Each has embodied a convergence of dissent, cultural politics, and consumerism, yet popular perceptions of each reveal the dissonance between shared, global references and locally contingent interpretations. By examining four very different figures, Icons of Dissent offers new insights into global symbolic idioms, the mutability of common references, and the commodification of political sentiment in the contemporary world.

Icons of Black America

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376425

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1122

View: 399

This stunning collection of essays illuminates the lives and legacies of the most famous and powerful individuals, groups, and institutions in African American history. * 100 alphabetically arranged profiles, each accompanied by a photograph

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

Author: Rivka Ulmer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110223929

Category: Religion

Page: 433

View: 1283

After World War II, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921-2007) published works in English and German by eminent Israeli scholars, in this way introducing them to a wider audience in Europe and North America. The series he founded for that purpose, Studia Judaica, continues to offer a platform for scholarly studies and editions that cover all eras in the history of the Jewish religion.