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Author LinkĆurčić, Slobodan.
Title LinkArchitecture as icon : perception and representation of architecture in Byzantine art / Slobodan Ćurčić and Evangelia Hadjitryphonos ; with contributions by Kathleen E. McVey and Helen G. Saradi.
Variant Title Perception and representation of architecture in Byzantine art
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Art Museum ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University, c2010.
Description xix, 356 p. :  ill. (chiefly col.) ;  28 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Published in conjunction with the exhibition held Nov. 6, 2009-Jan. 31, 2010 at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki and Mar. 6-June 6, 2010 at the Princeton University Art Museum.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Architecture as icon / Slobodan Ćurčić -- Spirit embodied: the emergence of symbolic interpretations of early Christian and Byzantine architecture / Kathleen E. McVey -- Space in Byzantine thought / Helen G. Saradi -- Presentations and representations of architecture in Byzantium: the thought behind the image / Evangelia Hadjitryphonos.
Summary "Byzantine art abandoned classical ideals in favor of formulas that conveyed spiritual concepts through stylized physical forms. Previous scholarship dealing with Byzantine icons has been largely focused on depictions of holy figures, dismissing representations of architecture as irrelevant space-filling background. Architecture as Icon demonstrates that background representations of architecture are meaningful, active components of compositions, often as significant as the holy figures. The book provides a critical view for understanding the Byzantine conception of architectural forms and space and the corresponding intellectual underpinnings of their representation."--P. [2 ]of cover.
Subject LinkArt, Byzantine -- Exhibitions.
LinkArchitecture in art -- Exhibitions.
LinkArchitecture, Byzantine -- Exhibitions.
Add.Author LinkChatzētryphōnos, Euangelia.
LinkMcVey, Kathleen E., 1944-
LinkSaradi, Hélène.
Add.Author LinkMouseio Vyzantinou Politismou (Thessalonikē, Greece)
LinkPrinceton University. Art Museum.

System Number 000662021
ISBN Link9780300122114 (pbk.)
Link030012211X (pbk.)

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