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Byzantine Frescoes and Icons in Yugoslavia

Bihalji-Merin, Otto

Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1958
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 22 pp. + 81 plates, foreword, Frescoes; Icons; The Color and b&w Plates; Map; Notes on the Plates. Photographs By Toso Dabac, Dusan Stanimirovic, and Others with Notes on the Plates By Svetislav Mandic. First American Edition, 1958. "The art of the Byzantine civilization was not concerned with re-creating the concrete image of living forms, but sought rather to penetrate the infinite. Byzantine masters conveyed holiness by their spiritualized attitude and by their interpretation of the inner being as well as through these outer symbols. That Byzantine art was not concerned with the visible world but with a spiritual and visionary one accounts for its strong emotional appeal. the spirit of Classical and pre-Classical Antiquity and the iconography of Early Christian art of the Near Easr, as well as traces of the earlier style of these countries are all incorporated within this art. And through this synthesis a new sstyle emerged." from the Foreword. Publisher's Original Mylar Jacket with black lettering and Abrams Icon. Inked name on ffep. Only the slightest edge wear to boards, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Pictorial boards with black cloth backstrip and gilt lettering to spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 003622

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Title: Byzantine Frescoes and Icons in Yugoslavia

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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