Byzantium: From Antiquity to the Renaissance  -     By: Thomas F. Mathews
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Byzantium: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

Yale University Press / 2010 / Paperback

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Using images from over eleven hundered years worth of history in the Christian East, this comprehensive survey explores the vast range of the artistic splendors within the Byzantine empire that deeply influenced the artistic landscape of modern Europe. Author Thomas Mathews notes that the Byzantines' interest, specifically concerning humanism and the painting of the human figure, became the essential bridge between classical and renaissance Europe. By starting with a brief history of Byzantium as the basis for understanding Byzantine theology and art, this work depicts the empire's artistic development within a broad cultural and historical context. Byzantium includes over one hundred color plates of mosaics, metalwork, architecture, frescoes and religious artifacts, in addition to maps, diagrams, and a timeline. This definitive work provides a complete, yet succinct introduction to a full range of Byzantine art and iconography.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.30 X 6.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0300167660
ISBN-13: 9780300167665
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With images culled from eleven hundred years of history, this comprehensive survey explores the Byzantine empire’s vast range of artistic splendors that indelibly informed the art of modern Europe. Renowned scholar Thomas Mathews emphasizes that the Byzantines’ interest in humanism and painting the human figure became the essential bridge between classical and renaissance Europe. Starting with a brief history of Byzantium as a basis for understanding Byzantine theology and art, he places the empire’s artistic development within a broad cultural and historical context. Featuring more than one hundred color plates of mosaics, metalwork, architecture, frescoes and religious artifacts, as well as maps, diagrams, and a timeline, this definitive work provides a complete yet succinct introduction to the full range of Byzantine art and iconography.

Author Bio

Thomas F. Mathews is John Langeloth Loeb Professor in the History of Art at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. The author of numerous books on Byzantine art, including The Clash of Gods, Treasures in Heaven, and The Byzantine Churches of Istanbul, he is also a contributor to The Glory of Byzantium (Yale).

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