Byzantine Art - Oxford History of Art (Paperback)Mr Robin Cormack (author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 506 g
Dimensions: 239 x 168 x 13 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Cormack's book is a masterpiece of synthesis. His book not only provides an elegantly written, thoughtful, and intelligent introduction to one of the most elusive, and often misapprehended artistic civilizations of the past, but also discloses and deconstructs the many biases and preconceived ideas that still influence our understanding of Byzantine tradition. * Michele Bacci, University of Fribourg, Switzerland *
This is the best introduction/introductory book to Byzantine art and to perceptions of that art -- both ours and the Byzantines'. The structure remains the same but it has been updated with a subtle shift in emphasis, arguing for Byzantine art as a product of the Roman world. Its not a simple narrative but a questioning of how Byzantine art worked for its audiences. * Liz James, Professor of History of Art, University of SUssex *
Review from previous edition The handbook of Byzantine Art for both lay readers and specialists. * Annabel Wharton, Duke University *
The reader is left with a powerful impression of how the Byzantines themselves must have looked upon the art that surrounded them. * David Buckon, The British Museum *
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