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Perceptions of Byzantium and Its Neighbors (843-1261)
     

Perceptions of Byzantium and Its Neighbors (843-1261)

by Olenka Z. Pevny (Editor), Metropolitan Museum of Art (Other)
 

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In this book authorities from around the world examine Byzantine art, discussing its guiding principles and the rich variety of its forms and viewing it as an expression of the complexity and intensity of Byzantium's relations to its neighbors.

Scholars investigate the production, attribution, and dating of Byzantine artworks and explicate the complex

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In this book authorities from around the world examine Byzantine art, discussing its guiding principles and the rich variety of its forms and viewing it as an expression of the complexity and intensity of Byzantium's relations to its neighbors.

Scholars investigate the production, attribution, and dating of Byzantine artworks and explicate the complex relationship between Byzantine and its indigenous cultures. They conclude that just as the influence of modern empires can be traced far beyond their borders by the hegemony of their artistic traditions, the art of the Byzantine empire attests to the full range of its political and cultural power. Lavishly illustrated, this book will be of interest to scholars and nonspecialists alike.

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Byzantinists and those interested in cross-cultural complexity will find much of interest in the thirteen essays of this volume, which examine various works of art that illustrate the use of things Byzantine in the medieval world, and the use in Byzantium of the artistic culture of Islam and the West. Topics include: manuscripts of southern Italy, the Artukid Bowl, the Monomachos Crown, Bulgarian icons, the of Alexios Komnenos Angelos, the use of symbolism from classical antiquity, Georgia and Byzantium, and Nubia and Egypt and Byzantium. The contributors are curators, historians, and art historians in the US and Europe. The essays are well- illustrated with good quality b&w plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300089295
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2001
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.09(h) x 0.55(d)

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