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Mathews, Thomas F.

Works: 105 works in 280 publications in 4 languages and 5,431 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Catalogs  Academic theses  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Other, Actor, Performer
Classifications: N6250, 726.5094961
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Publications about Thomas F Mathews
Publications by Thomas F Mathews
Most widely held works by Thomas F Mathews
Byzantium : from antiquity to the Renaissance by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 853 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 )
39 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 libraries worldwide
The clash of gods : a reinterpretation of early Christian art by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Explores the revolution in the visual arts that took place between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD, during which time the ancient gods, goddesses and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for hundreds of years were replaced by a new imagery of
The Byzantine churches of Istanbul : a photographic survey by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Treasures in Heaven : Armenian illuminated manuscripts by N.Y) Pierpont Morgan Library (New York( Book )
21 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 357 libraries worldwide
The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor : the life of Christ illuminated by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
16 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 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 )
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Armenian gospel iconography : the tradition of the Glajor Gospel by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
East of Byzantium : Syria and Armenia in the formative period by *Dumbarton *oaks *symposium( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
The art of Byzantium : between antiquity and the Renaissance by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Art and religion : faith, form and reform by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Treasures in heaven : Armenian art, religion, and society ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Le monde byzantin by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 59 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
The dawn of Christian art in panel paintings and icons by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"In a study of sixty neglected panel paintings from Roman Egypt, the authors present evidence for a lost link between the panel-painting tradition of Greek antiquity and Christian paintings of Byzantium and the Renaissance"--Provided by publisher
Scontro di dei : una reinterpretazione dell'arte paleocristiana by Thomas F Mathews( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The glory of Byzantium : art and culture of the Middle Byzantine era, A.D. 843-1261 by Helen C Evans( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
This volume focuses on the Second Golden Age{u2014}the critically important medieval era{u2014}of the Byzantine Empire, presenting insights into the art and culture of the Middle Byzantine era (843{u2013}1261) through the discussion of a remarkable number of works of the highest artistic and cultural standards. The book explores the role of the richly multiethnic empire during the centuries in which it influenced, converted, gained, and lost territories as diverse as Kievan Rus{u2019}, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Syria, the Holy Land, Egypt, Cyprus, Sicily, South Italy, and the Veneto, while at the same time it set a standard of artistic excellence for Christian kingdoms in the Latin West and for Islamic states in the Near East. Examining more than 350 objects from 119 collections in 24 countries, the reader is presented with the breadth of the Byzantine Empire{u2019}s art and culture during these 4 centuries. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Commemoration of the dead: Late Byzantine tomb decoration (mid-thirteenth to mid-fifteenth centuries) by Sarah T Brooks( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Rites associated with the commemoration of the dead are treated in Chapter Four, including the funeral, commemorative anniversaries, acts of private devotion, moments in the Divine Liturgy, and select Saturdays of Remembrance. The role of the decorated tomb in the enactment of such ritual is featured here
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 9 libraries worldwide
Byzantine dress by Jennifer Ball( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In the Byzantine court of Constantine Porphyrogennetos, a courtier participating in a day's festivities changed his outfit five times. This same courtier was paid annually with textiles, in addition to money. Entire prescriptive volumes were written to help him know what to wear for what occasion. When he married, his wife's dowry would almost certainly include a lifetime supply of garments and textiles. Dress was also of primary importance to Byzantines at other levels of society. An average citizen staying at the Xenon hospital would not only get the clothing he wore upon admittance washed, but also receive a new set of clothes upon release. Soldiers fighting on the borderlands wore silk lined clothes into battle because it protected against arrows better than more loosely woven wool. It is only the nun or monk who was caught wearing plain clothes of coarse fabric, perhaps in reaction to the fashion obsessed society in which they lived. Fashion was a high art in the Byzantine Empire, yet no history of Byzantine dress has been written. This dissertation examines representations of Byzantine secular dress between the eighth and twelfth centuries. New readings of Byzantine paintings are also offered through a study of the garments included therein. Chapters one and two address the imperial garments and dress of courtiers. Chapter three contrasts the dress of the elite in the borderlands with that of the capital. The final chapter elucidates the dress of non-elite classes, using the stereotypical images of laborers, soldier, and others found in manuscript illuminations
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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
매튜스, 토머스 F
English (173)
Italian (3)
French (3)
German (1)
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