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Mathews, Thomas F.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 183 publications in 3 languages and 5,521 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  History  Catalogs  Art 
Roles: Editor, Actor, Performer
Classifications: N7832, 726.5094961
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Thomas F Mathews
Publications by Thomas F Mathews
Most widely held works by Thomas F Mathews
The clash of gods : a reinterpretation of early Christian art by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
Byzantium : from antiquity to the Renaissance by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
For more than a thousand years, from the time of early Christian Rome until the Renaissance, the Byzantine emperors reigned over a society famed for its high refinement, deep learning, and marvelous variety. Byzantine civilization was both Greek and Oriental, Christian and Roman, European and Asiatic. From the metropolis of Constantinople its art and culture spread outward to Russia, Syria, and Italy. Indeed, Byzantium preserved the artistic heritage of classical antiquity and conveyed it to Europe, transforming it along the way with infusions of Eastern Orthodox religion and Islamic aesthetics. Thomas Mathews surveys Byzantine art within a broad cultural and historical context. Themes emerge: the role of the imperial city within the empire; the place and representation of women; urban and country life; the domestic and secular spheres and the religious and public realms of church, palace, and street. Examining art styles and motifs, Mathews gives fresh readings to icons and iconoclasm, architecture, and the decorative arts
The early churches of Constantinople: architecture and liturgy by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
27 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
The Byzantine churches of Istanbul : a photographic survey by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Treasures in Heaven : Armenian illuminated manuscripts ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor : the life of Christ illuminated by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
"The book known as the Gladzor Gospels is a masterpiece of fourteenth-century Armenian art. Now at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, it is one of the great Armenian manuscripts in an American collection." "Written and decorated in about 1300 by learned monks in the Armenian province of Siunik', the Gospel book offers significant insight into Armenian religious beliefs and practice of the time. The text - the four Gospel accounts of the life of Christ - is embellished by a remarkable program of brilliantly colored illumination that includes dozens of scenes from the life of Christ, as well as portraits of the text's saintly authors. The text's elaborate illumination also brings to life a vibrant artistic center, the Monastery of Gladzor, which long ago disappeared." "The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor includes sixty color reproductions of the manuscript's illuminated pages, ten black-and-white illustrations, and two maps along with an essay that explores the book's artistic richness and theological complexity."--Jacket
Art and architecture in Byzantium and Armenia : liturgical and exegetical approaches by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Armenian gospel iconography : the tradition of the Glajor Gospel by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
The art of Byzantium : between antiquity and the Renaissance by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
East of Byzantium : Syria and Armenia in the formative period by Dumbarton Oaks Symposium :( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Treasures in heaven : Armenian art, religion, and society by Annemarie Weyl Carr( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Art and religion : faith, form and reform by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Le monde byzantin by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Anathēmata heortika : studies in honor of Thomas F. Mathews ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Scontro di dei : una reinterpretazione dell'arte paleocristiana by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Holy image, hallowed ground : icons from Sinai by Robert S Nelson( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Isolated in the remote Egyptian desert, at the base of Mount Sinai, sits the oldest continuously inhabited monastery in the Christian world. The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai holds the most important collection of Byzantine icons remaining today. This catalogue, published in conjuction with the exhibition Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from November 14, 2006, to March 4, 2007, features forty-three of the monastery's extremely rare--and rarely exhibited--icons and six manuscripts still little-known to the world at large. -- The exhibition and catalogue bring to life the central role of the icon in Byzantine religious practices. Themes include the icon's status as holy object, the ways in which the icon sanctified the place of worship, and the monks' quest for the holy. The Greek Orthodox monastery at Mount Sinai not only functioned as a major pilgrimage site for centuries but was also a cultural crossroads at the center of the shifting sands of ecclesiastical and secular politics. The accompanying essays explore how the monastery's contact with the outside world, through pilgrimage, resulted in aesthetic exchanges between the monastery and Coptic, Crusader, and Islamic art; and between the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic communities in Europe. "
Treasures in heaven : Armenian art, religion, and society : papers delivered at the Pierpont Morgan Library at a symposium, 21-22 May 1994 ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The clash of gods a reinterpretation of early Christian art ; rev. a. expanded ed by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A unique vision : an illustrated Armenian life of Christ by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mathews, Th. F. 1934-
Mathews, Thomas
Mathews, Thomas F.
Mathews, Thomas F., 1934-
Mathews, Thomas Francis 1934-
Mėt'iuz, Tomas 1934-
Mėtʹi︠u︡z, Tomas F.
Thomas F. Mathews
Languages
English (147)
Italian (3)
French (3)
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