Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

Paperback Pelican History of Art

By (author) Richard Krautheimer

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 553 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 211mm x 30mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 25 November 1992
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300052944
  • ISBN 13: 9780300052947
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 406 b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 203,002

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Presents an overall view of the history and changing character of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, from Rome and Milan to North Africa, Constantinople, Greece and the Balkans and from Egypt and Jerusalem to the villages and monasteries of Syria, Asia Minor, Armenia and Mesopotamia.

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By now a classic, it presents in a single volume a coherent overall view of the history and the changing character of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, from Rome and Milan to North Africa, from Constantinople to Greece and the Balkans, and from Egypt and Jerusalem to the villages and monasteries of Syria, Asia Minor, Armenia, and Mesopotamia.

Table of contents

Part 1 Christian building prior to Constantine: the beginning of Christian architecture - A.D. 50-150, A.D. 150-250, A.D. 250-313. Part 2 The 4th century: Constantinian church building; Christian architecture in the capitals - Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, Milan, Trier and Cologne, Rome. Part 3 The 5th century: the Agean coastlands - Constantinople and vicinity, the coasts of Asia Minor, Egypt, Greece and the Balkans; the inland countries - Syria, Palestine and Jordan, the high plateau of Asia Minor; the Latin West - Rome, northern Italy and southern France, Istria, eastern Venetor and Carinthia, Dalmatia, Ravenna, Africa, southern Italy, Sicily and Spain. Part 4 Early Byzantine building: the Hagia Sophia and allied buildings; standard building in the age of Justinian; the architecture of the age of Justinian in the provinces. Part 5 Church building after Justinian: the cross-domed church; the borderlands - Mesopotamia and the Tur Abdin, Egypt and Nubia, the Balkans; Bulgaria; Armenia and Georgia. Part 6 Middle Byzantine architecture from the Macedonian emperors to the Latin conquest (864-1204): the new building types and the "middle Byzantine renaissance"; development and regional styles of middle Byzantine architecture - Constantinople, northern Greece and the Balkans, Greece, Asia Minor, the Western outposts. Part 7 The end of Byzantine architecture: late Byzantine architecture - early Paleologan architecture, high Paleologan architecture, Salonica and Serbia, Bulgaria and Constantiople.