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Byzantium, 330-1453.

Cormack, Robin & Vassilaki, Maria.

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ISBN 10: 1905711263 / ISBN 13: 9781905711260
Published by Royal Academy Publications, London, 2008
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496 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. TURKEY. In this magnificent book exploring the artistic and cultural riches of Byzantium, eminent scholars lead a thrilling visual tour of the history and cultural developments of more than a thousand years of Byzantine art, revealing Constantinople's endless splendors. From icons, wall paintings, mosaics, and manuscripts to ivories, metalwork, and jewelry, numerous artifacts reveal the distinct style and character of Byzantine art. Highlighting over three hundred works from the collections of the holy monasteries of Sinai and Mount Athos, the Treasury of Saint Mark's in Venice, and museums and institutions across the globe, this landmark publication-which accompanied a spectacular exhibition-explores the artistic identity of this turbulent empire and its influence on European and Islamic traditions. 465 Illustrations in full-color. Robin Cormack is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Maria Vassilaki is Associate Professor of the History of Byzantine Art at the University of Thessaly and Scientific Advisor at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. (Key Words: Robin Cormack, Turkey, Maria Vassilaki, Byzantium, Exhibition Catalogs, Constantinople, Byzantine Art). Bookseller Inventory # 72562X28

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Title: Byzantium, 330-1453.

Publisher: Royal Academy Publications, London

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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This text is published to accompany an exhibition devoted to the artistic and cultural riches of Byzantium. Essays trace the history and cultural development of more than 1000 years of Byzantine art, revealing the splendours of the imperial city of Constantinople. Numerous artefacts reveal the distinct style and character of Byzantine art.

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Robin Cormack is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Maria Vassilaki is Associate Professor of the History of Byzantine Art at the University of Thessaly and Scientific Advisor at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece.



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