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Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture

Stephenson, David;Davis, Keith F.;Hammond, Victoria;Davi, Keith F.

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ISBN 10: 1568985495 / ISBN 13: 9781568985497
Published by Princeton Architectural Pr, 2005
Condition: Very Good
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9781568985497 9781568985497 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) Cloth, 30cm., photographs taken beneath famous domes in European architecture. First printing. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 75467

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Title: Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European ...

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Pr

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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There's an ethereal magic to standing beneath a dome, neck craned, looking up at a vision of the heavens created by some long-ago figure of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the power of the dome seems transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic images of dome interiors capture this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven one of the most spectacularly beautiful books we've ever produced.

Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, among other countries, and photographing churches, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second to the early twentieth century, Stephenson's work amounts to a veritable typology of the cupola. His images present complex geometrical structures, rich stucco decorations, and elaborate paintings as they have never been seen before. Brilliantly calibrated exposures reveal details and colors that would otherwise remain hidden in these dimly lit spaces.

Visions of Heaven shows more than 120 images, including the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine churches of Turkey, the great domes of the Renaissance, the decorative cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo ages, and a nineteenth-century synagogue in Hungary.

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David Stephenson is head of photography at the University of Tasmania School of Art, Hobart. His work has been exhibited throughout the world and published in numerous publications.

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