Byzantine Art and Architecture: An Introduction / Edition 1

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This book provides a standard introduction to Byzantine art and architecture for the university student and for anyone seriously interested in the subject. It covers the whole Byzantine period from the fourth to the fourteenth century in a systematic manner, by period, dealing with material culture under main section headings (such as architecture, sculpture, monumental art, minor arts and manuscripts) for ease of reference. The text is illustrated by well over 300 maps, plans and halftones.

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'This is a most comprehensive and exemplary book … Dr Rodley must be congratulated upon producing such an authoritative survey of a complex period, and in presenting it in terms which both the specialist and non-specialist will readily comprehend.' The Greek Gazette
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521357241
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 1,062,921
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The early Christian period; 2. The sixth century; 3. The dark age and Iconoclasm; 4. The Macedonian dynasty; 5. The Comnene dynasty; 6. The Latin occupation of Constantinople; 7. The Palaiologan period; 8. Approaches to the study of Byzantine art and architecture; Appendices; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Sources of plans; Sources of photographs; Index.

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