Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)

Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)


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Written to accompany the exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2004, this handsome catalogue matches in ambition and scholarly depth the exhibition itself, which featured over 350 works, the majority of them loaned from collections worldwide, many of them rarely seen outside their religious setting. The catalogue is organized around thematic essays written by specialists worldwide, with the appropriate works from the exhibition following each essay, each with a full entry. Among the topics for the essays are religious settings, sculpture, liturgical implements, miniature mosaic and steatite icons, manuscript illumination, liturgical textiles, Byzantium and the Islamic world, Christian communities of the Middle East, Italy and the mendicant orders, Venice, the role of Byzantium in the revival of art and learning in Italy and France, and the use of icons by artists of the Northern Renaissance. Evans is curator of Early Christian and Byzantine art at the Met. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9781588391148
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 658

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