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Early Christian & Byzantine art.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Art & ideasPublication details: London : Phaidon, 1997.ISBN:
  • 0714831689
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 709.0212 21
Contents:
Art before Iconoclasm. 1. God and Salvation: The Formation of a Christian Art. 2. Emperors and Holy Men: Constantinople and the East. 3. Heretics and Bankers: Ravenna and the West -- Iconoclasm. 4. Icon or Idol?: The Iconoclast Controversy -- Art after Iconoclasm. 5. Orthodoxy and Innovation: Byzantine Art c.860-c.960. 6. Sacred Spaces: Decorated Churches c.960-c.1100. 7. Holy Books: Illuminated Manuscripts c.976-c.1100 -- Byzantine Art in a Wider World. 8. Perception and Reception: Art in Twelfth-Century Italy. 9. Crisis and Continuity: The Sack of Constantinople. 10. The End of an Era?: Constantinople Regained and Lost 1261-1453. Later Roman and Byzantine Emperors.
Summary: Working from the surviving material presented here with the help of superlative photographs, many specially taken for this book, John Lowden explains how and why Early Christian & Byzantine art was made and used. This is an accessible and authoritative book that will inspire anyone who is curious about the origins of Christian art.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Art before Iconoclasm. 1. God and Salvation: The Formation of a Christian Art. 2. Emperors and Holy Men: Constantinople and the East. 3. Heretics and Bankers: Ravenna and the West -- Iconoclasm. 4. Icon or Idol?: The Iconoclast Controversy -- Art after Iconoclasm. 5. Orthodoxy and Innovation: Byzantine Art c.860-c.960. 6. Sacred Spaces: Decorated Churches c.960-c.1100. 7. Holy Books: Illuminated Manuscripts c.976-c.1100 -- Byzantine Art in a Wider World. 8. Perception and Reception: Art in Twelfth-Century Italy. 9. Crisis and Continuity: The Sack of Constantinople. 10. The End of an Era?: Constantinople Regained and Lost 1261-1453. Later Roman and Byzantine Emperors.

Working from the surviving material presented here with the help of superlative photographs, many specially taken for this book, John Lowden explains how and why Early Christian & Byzantine art was made and used. This is an accessible and authoritative book that will inspire anyone who is curious about the origins of Christian art.