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Early Christian and Byzantine Art : an Authoritive Account of Early        Christian and Byzantine Art - Dr. John Lowden

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

an Authoritive Account of Early Christian and Byzantine Art

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Published: 30th April 1997
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John Lowden provides an authoritative account of early Christian and Byzantine art from the third century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

From the grandest public buildings to the smallest personal items, it was and is an art of extraordinary directness, but also of mystery and transcendence. John Lowden explains how and why early Christian and Byzantine art was made and used and situates it within the controversies of its time.

About the Author

John Lowden is Professor of History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is an international authority on medieval and Byzantine manuscripts.

Phaidon really took the bit between its teeth with this vast series. All the classic areas, movements and individuals are covered in a series of some 130 titles. Early Christian and Byzantine Art by John Lowden, as are the other series titles, is a comprehensive overview of its subject. Attractively designed and well- written, it provides an introduction to 1000 years of art. (Kirkus UK)

Introductionp. 4
Art before Iconoclasm
God and Salvation: The Formation of a Christian Artp. 9
Emperors and Holy Men: Constantinople and the Eastp. 61
Heretics and Bankers: Ravenna and the Westp. 101
Iconoclasm
Icon or Idol?: The Iconoclast Controversyp. 145
Art after Iconoclasm
Orthodoxy and Innovation: Byzantine Art c.860-c.960p. 185
Sacred Spaces: Decorated Churches c.960-c.1100p. 227
Holy Books: Illuminated Manuscripts c.976-c.1100p. 271
Byzantine Art in a Wider World
Perception and Reception: Art in Twelfth-Century Italyp. 307
Crisis and Continuity: The Sack of Constantinoplep. 347
The End of an Era?: Constantinople Regained and Lost 1261-1453p. 387
Glossaryp. 426
Later Roman and Byzantine Emperorsp. 428
Key Datesp. 429
Mapp. 436
Further Readingp. 438
Indexp. 441
Acknowledgementsp. 446
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ISBN: 9780714831688
ISBN-10: 0714831689
Series: Art & Ideas
Audience: General
For Grades: 8 - 17
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 30th April 1997
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1