iconocentrism

   , iconocentric
   Iconocentrism is the belief or attitude that images (or icons) are or should be the central element in the universe. Images play the most important role, other things (the deity, people, objects, or text, perhaps) being subservient to them. Iconocentric is the adjectival form.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • iconoduly —    , iconodulic, iconodule, and iconodulist    Iconoduly is the worship or veneration of images (or icons); iconolatry. Iconodulic is the adjectival form. An iconodule or an iconodulist is one who worships or serves images. This is the opposite… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • iconogenetics —    , iconogenitor    Iconogenetics refers to the origins of images (or icons). An iconogenitor is the originator (generator) of an image. Also see artist, creativity, iconocentrism, iconographer, iconoplast, memory, new, and originality …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • iconolatry —    , iconolater    Iconolatry is the worship or veneration of images (or icons); iconoduly. Iconolatric is the adjectival form. An iconolater is one who worships or serves images. (pr. i: cuh nah leh tree and i: kah neh lay tr) Also see advocacy …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • iconomania —    , iconomaniac    An infatuated devotion to images (or icons), or a mania for collecting icons or images. An iconomaniac is a person who is extremely and excessively interested in images. Also see advocacy, antiquarianism, art appreciation, art …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • iconophilia —    , iconophile    Iconophilia is the love of images (or icons). An iconophile (or iconophilist) is a connoisseur, a person who loves images. Also see art buyer, art criticism, art history, artist, iconocentrism, iconolater, iconolatry,… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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