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The art of Byzantium : text and notes

Author: David Talbot Rice; Max Hirmer
Publisher: New York : Abrams, [1959]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Something of the Hellenic Spirit was reborn in the Eastern Roman Empire - later known as Byzantium - while the Western Empire crumbled under the blows of barbarian invaders. For a thousand years thereafter its great capital, Constantinople, remained the center of a brilliant, sophisticated society, and an art of magnificence and power. We have come to know Byzantine art chiefly in examples remote from the capital;  Read more...
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Rice, David Talbot, 1903-1972.
Art of Byzantium.
New York, Abrams [1959]
(OCoLC)647407253
Named Person: Alexius, Imperium Byzantinum Imperator; Anastasius, Imperium Byzantinum Imperator; Basileios, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser; Iuliana, Anicia; Justinian, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser; Johannes, Imperium Byzantinum Imperator; Konstantin, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser; Leo, Imperium Byzantinum Imperator; Magnentius, Römisches Reich Kaiser Gegenkaiser; Romanos, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser; Theodorus, Metochita; Pedanius Dioscorides; Kaiser I ) Alexios (Byzantinisches Reich; Kaiser I ) Anastasios (Byzantinisches Reich; Anicia Juliana.; Kaiser II ) Basileios (Byzantinisches Reich; Pedanius Dioscorides; Kaiser VI ) Johannes (Byzantinisches Reich; Kaiser I ) Justinian (Byzantinisches Reich; Kaiser VII ) Konstantin (Byzantinisches Reich; Kaiser VI ) Leon (Byzantinisches Reich; Kaiser Gegenkaiser) Magnentius (Römisches Reich; Theodoros Metochites; Kaiser I ) Romanos (Byzantinisches Reich
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Talbot Rice; Max Hirmer
OCLC Number: 1029836
Description: 348 pages : illustrations, plates (some color) plans ; 32 cm
Contents: Byzantine art: A survey --
Colour plates --
Monochrome plates --
Key to sources --
Notes on the plates.
Responsibility: by David Talbot Rice ; photographs by Max Hirmer.

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"Something of the Hellenic Spirit was reborn in the Eastern Roman Empire - later known as Byzantium - while the Western Empire crumbled under the blows of barbarian invaders. For a thousand years thereafter its great capital, Constantinople, remained the center of a brilliant, sophisticated society, and an art of magnificence and power. We have come to know Byzantine art chiefly in examples remote from the capital; until a short time ago, for example, the glowing gold-and-colored-glass mosaics of Santa Sophia were obscured by whitewash. This book now spreads before the reader the Byzantine art of Constantinople itself in its incomparable elegance and perfection, including the fascinating buildings, mosaics, murals, and sculptures, as well as smaller treasures that cannot be moved because of their fragility or sacredness. In the introduction the author, a distinguished authority, traces the development of Byzantine art with the penetration and sensitivity born of a lifetime of scholarship. In addition, he discusses at some length each of the illustrated objects and buildings. The photographs - many reproduced in full color - were made by Max Hirmer, who is noted for his ability to bring out the qualities present in works of art. These two great authorities, between them, have created an impressive and notable contribution to art literature."--

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