The 6th century Hagia Sophia, the Great Church, was unearthed by the foundation's namesake Fossati brothers upon their 1847 restoration of the Aya Sofya mosque. Over 70 plates and photos (alas, none in color) detail the architecture, mosaics, and preservation through imaging. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Drawing on material in the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Photograph and Fieldwork Archives, this catalogue records two periods of work that uncovered the mosaics of Hagia Sophia, hidden by whitewash and plaster for 400 years. The photographs and drawings record the procedures used in the restoration and the results of these projects carried out in 1848-49 by the architects Gaspare and Giuseppe Fossati and later in 1931-49 by the Byzantine Institute.
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Book Description Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0884022641