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Byzantine Art

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The coverage of this book focuses on the art of Constantinople from 330 to 1453 and the stages this went through in reaction to historical circumstances as the city progressed from the Christian centre of the Eastern Roman Empire, to the crisis of attack from the new religion of Islam, to revived medieval splendour and then, after the Latin capture of 1204 and the reoccupation by Byzantine after 1261, to a period of cultural reconciliation with east and west. The book shows how changes in society led to changes in art by focusing on particular cases and objects.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 166 x 236 x 16mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and black and white halftones throughout
  • 0192842110
  • 9780192842114
  • 141,922

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"Thehandbook of Byzantine art for both lay readers and specialists."--Annabel Wharton, Duke University"The reader is left with a powerful impression of how the Byzantines themselves must have looked upon the art that surrounded them."--David Buckton, The British Museum"Because Byzantine art portrays a society in change, defining the period is a big undertaking....The book's organization lends to its accessibility; Cormack breaks down the era's political and social developments, revealing their complexity, and time lines and sidebars make the topic more approachable....The list of Internet links to museums with Byzantine art collections will be very useful for students."--Library Journal "Thehandbook of Byzantine art for both lay readers and specialists."--Annabel Wharton, Duke University"The reader is left with a powerful impression of how the Byzantines themselves must have looked upon the art that surrounded them."--David Buckton, The British Museum"Because Byzantine art portrays a society in change, defining the period is a big undertaking....The book's organization lends to its accessibility; Cormack breaks down the era's political and social developments, revealing their complexity, and time lines and sidebars make the topic more approachable....The list of Internet links to museums with Byzantine art collections will be very useful for students."--Library Journalshow more

About Mr Robin Cormack

Robin Cormack is Professor in the History of Art in the University of London, and Deputy Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Previous books are Writing in Gold and Painting the Soul (Runciman Award 1998). He was Royal Academy consultant for the exhibitions from 'Byzantium to El Greco' and the 'Art of Holy Russia'. He lives in Cambridge.show more

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