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 buyer, art criticism, art history, artist, audience, iconocentrism, iconoduly, iconolater, iconolatry, iconophile, idolatry, and viewer.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Iconomania — I co*no*ma ni*a, n. [NL. See {Icon}, and {Mania}.] A mania or infatuation for icons, whether as objects of devotion, bric a brac, or curios. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iconomania — s. f. Paixão exagerada por quadros e esculturas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • iconomanía — ► sustantivo femenino ESCULTURA, PINTURA Pasión exagerada por las esculturas y pinturas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • iconomania — obsession with icons or portraits Manias and Obsessions …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Cultural icon — A cuckoo clock, symbol of the Black Forest and Germany. A cultural icon can be a symbol, logo, picture, name, face, person, building or other image that is readily recognized and generally represents an object or concept with great cultural… …   Wikipedia

  • Manias and Obsessions — Sometimes, when I look over what I ve created in the Phrontistery, I start to think I m more than a bit crazy, and must be suffering from verbomania. Still, I probably don t officially have any of the 142 manias or obsessions listed below. Some… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • icon- — combining form or icono also eikon or eikono or ikon or ikono Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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