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    DescriptionWith the luxury of their materials, technical precision, beauty, and aesthetic grandeur, Byzantine mosaics, particularly the wall mosaics, constitute the most impressive manifestation of Byzantine monumental painting. Highly expensive and laborious works of art, they were commissioned and dedicated by emperors, dignitaries, state officials and members of the Church hierarchy, in order to enhance the dwellings of Divinity, important churches and monasteries; and at the same time to manifest the power, glory and legendary wealth of His earthly representatives. A brilliant selection of mosaics from twenty-five famous monuments are presented in the volume "Byzantine Mosaics" by Nano Chatzidakis, Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina. In historical and stylistic terms, they cover the development of mosaic art from the 5th to the 14th century, which is described and analysed efficiently by the author in the first part of the volume. The unique pictorial character and special artistic importance of each individual mosaic ensemble presented in this volume is superbly illustrated and emerges strikingly through a full discussion of the stylistic and aesthetic physiognomy of the mosaics it comprises, and a brief reference to the monument it adorns.


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    Title
    Greek Art
    Subtitle
    Byzantine Mosaics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) N. Chatzidakis, Edited by T. Xanthakis, Edited by D. Hardy, Translated by A. Doumas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 269
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,882 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789602133149
    ISBN 10: 9602133147
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: WFS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    Thema V1.0: AGA, WFS
    Illustrations note
    208 illus
    Publisher
    Ekdotike Athenon S.A.
    Imprint name
    Ekdotike Athenon S.A.
    Publication date
    01 December 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Athens
    Table of contents
    PROLOGUE OF THE PUBLISHER, 8; ORIGINS, USES AND SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OF MOSAICS, 11; BYZANTINE MOSAICS FROM THE FOUNDATION OF CONSTANTINOPLE TO ITS CAPTURE BY THE TURKS, 14; Mosaics of the fourth-seventh centuries, 14; Mosaics of the eighth - twelfth centuries, 17; The periphery mosaics of the eleventh-thirteenth centuries, 22; Mosaics of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, 25; PLATES, 29; DESCRIPTION AND COMMENTARY, 225; Bibliography, 263; Index of names, 265; Iconographic Index, 267; Photo Credits, 269.