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The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom
HardCover. Pub Date :2013-04-09 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: Phaidon Press A celebration of 300 of the finest works of art and expressions of the Christian faith from the millennium between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 9th 2013 by Phaidon Press
(first published April 9th 2012)
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Laid out in catalog form, with decently in-depth enteries on all the art items/architecture included but without much in the way of longform criticism on Byzantine art in general, this is a very welcome addition to the literature in the sense it presents a good overview of specific art but it does lack a deep critical approach to a complex and oft-misundertood period of art and architecture. Of course, being a Phaidon book, the graphic design and publishing standards are superb. The photo ...more