Byzantine Art

Byzantine Art

Book - 2009
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The magnificence of this cultures palaces, churches, paintings, enamels, ceramics, and mosaics are fully represented in the book, inviting the reader on a great journey through the ages. The extraordinary power of this tradition guaranteed its survival long after the dissolution of the empire that gave it life, and the art left behind by this civilisation never stops beckoning to us.
Publisher: [New York?] : Parkstone International, c2009.
ISBN: 9781844846207
Call Number: 709.0214 BAYET
Characteristics: 199 p. : col. ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Art, Byzantine.


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Mar 03, 2018

Although I have learned that I don't particularly prefer this period of art, its because of this book that I can exercise my judgement on it. This is a well written and extremely well illustrated book. I was most piqued by two ivory relief sculptures (p 57, 58); a jug (an "aquamanile") (p. 68), made in the 600s with very fine detail; an icon (p. 104) with no women or children on the ladder (no heaven for them?); an utterly extraordinary interior (p. 144); and an odd looking icon (p. 185) that is a religious calendar for February. There is a terrific chronology, as well as a map, at the back.

Mar 15, 2012

Oh my - this deserved more time than I gave it . There are 2 "Christ Pantocrator" pieces that are magnificent ! I'll checkn this out again


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