ICS BiblioSelect: Portraits and Icons

Belting, Hans. Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art. Translated by Edmund Jephcott. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. 

Cameron, Averil. "The Language of Images: the Rise of Icons and Christian Representation," in Studies in Church History 28 (1992), 1-42.

Carruthers, Mary. The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images, 400-1200. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Dal Santo, Matthew. “Text, Image and the ‘Visionary Body’ in Early Byzantine Hagiography: Incubation and the Rise of the Christian Image Cult.” JLA 4/1 (2011): 31-54.

Elsner, Jas R. “The Origins of the Icon: Pilgrimage, Religion and Visual Culture in the Roman East as ‘Resistance to the Center,” in The Early Roman Empire in the East, ed. Susan E. Alcock. Oxford: Oxbow, 1997, pp. 178–199.

Grabar, André. Christian Iconography. A Study of Its Origins. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Grig, Lucy.  “Portraits, Pontiffs, and the Christianization of Fourth-Century Rome.” PBSR 72 (2004): 203-230.

Marsengill, Katherine. “Portrait and Icon in Late Antiquity,” in Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd–7th Century AD., ed. Anastasia Lazaridou. New York: Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, 2011, pp. 55-60.

Mathews, Thomas F. The Clash of God: A Reinterpretation of Early Christian Art, rev. ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Mathews Thomas F. and Norman E. Muller. “Isis and Mary in Early Icons,” in Images of the Mother of God: Perceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium, ed. Maria Vassilaki. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2005, pp. 3–11.

Osborne, John. “Images of the Mother of God in Early Medieval Rome,” in Icon and Word: The Power of Images in Byzantium. Studies Presented to Robin Cormack, eds. Antony Eastmond and Liz James. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003, pp. 135–156.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Imago Dei: The Byzantine Apologia for Icons, rev. ed. with new forward by Judith Herrin. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Rassart Debergh, M. “De l’icône païenne à l’icône chrétienne,” in Monde Copte 18 (1990), pp. 39–70.

Sande, Siri. “The Icon and Its Origin in Graeco-Roman Portraiture,” in Aspects of Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium, eds. Lennart Ryden and Jan O. Rosenquist. Stockholm: Swedish Research Institute, 1993, pp. 75-84.

Patitucci Uggeri, Stella. San Paolo nell’arte paleocristiana. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2010.

Walker, Susan. Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits in Roman Egypt.  New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications, 1997.

Weitzmann, Kurt. The Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai: The Icons, I, From the Sixth to the Tenth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976.

Zaloscer, Hilde. Vom Mumienbildnis zur Ikone. Wiesbaden, West Germany: Harrassowitz, 1969.