The

Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Books and Publications



Current books

Masterpieces of Early Christian Art and Icons is the catalogue for the Temple Gallery's 2005 summer exhibition.

Hard cover, 33x25cm, 88 pages with 90 colour illustrations. Scholarly articles by Robin Cormack, Alexander Grishin, John McGuckin, Maria Paphiti, Scott Ruby, Engelina Smirnova and Richard Temple.

The 18 exhibits include a 2nd century Fayum portrait, a 6th or 7th century (pre-iconoclast) Virgin and Child in wax encaustic, a 10th century fresco fragment with the head of an apostle, a Byzantine/Cretan icon of the Entry into Jerusalem done circa 1475, and a group of highly important Russian icons of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Available direct from the Temple Gallery [contact us].

ICONS Divine Beauty by Richard Temple, was published by Saqi Books in March 2004 [more...]

Available direct from the Temple Gallery [contact us].

Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity was first published in 1990. [more...].

[This book is currently out of print and we have no further copies in stock.]





Catalogues from our past exhibitions

The catalogues shown below may be obtained directly from the Temple Gallery at a cost of £5.00 or £10.00 with appropriate charges for postage and packing.

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Christmas 2000 Summer 2001 Summer 2003
Christmas 2003 (out of print) Summer 2004 Christmas 2004
Christmas 2005 (out of print) Summer 2006 Christmas 2006 (out of print)
Summer 2007 (out of print) Christmas 2007



Out of print

  • ICONS, London 1967
  • A Celebration of St Nicholas, London 1970
  • Byzantine, Greek and Russian Icons, London 1979
  • Icons, A Search for Inner Meaning, London 1982
  • Icons, A Sacred Art, Shaftesbury, 1989
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art, 1990
  • A Brief Illustrated History of Icons, London 1992