Warren T. Woodfin's The Embodied Icon: Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental PDF

By Warren T. Woodfin

regardless of the Orthodox liturgy's acceptance for resistance to alter, Byzantine liturgical costume underwent a interval of amazing elaboration from the top of the 11th century onwards. As a part of this improvement, embroideries depicting holy figures and scenes started to appear at the vestments of the clergy. reading the surviving Byzantine vestments at the side of modern visible and textual proof, Woodfin relates their embroidered imagery either to this system of pictures utilized in church buildings, and to the hierarchical code of costume winning within the imperial courtroom. either units of visible cross-references serve to implement a studying of the clergy as dwelling icons of Christ. eventually, the booklet explores the competing configurations of the hierarchy of heaven as articulated in imperial and ecclesiastical artwork. It exhibits how the juxtaposition of genuine embroidered vestments with vestments depicted in work, allowed the Orthodox hierarchy to symbolize itself as a right away extension of the hierarchy of heaven.

Drawing at the better of contemporary scholarship in Byzantine liturgy, huge portray, and cloth reviews, Woodfin's quantity is the 1st significant illustrated examine of Byzantine embroidered vestments to seem in over 40 years.

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