OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Art and Architecture

ISBN : 9780190277352

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Author: 
Ellen C. Schwartz
Pages
608 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
171 x 248 mm
Pub date
Nov 2021
Series
Oxford Handbooks
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Byzantine art has been an underappreciated field, often treated as an adjunct to the arts of the medieval West, if considered at all. In illustrating the richness and diversity of art in the Byzantine world, this handbook will help establish the subject as a distinct field worthy of serious inquiry. Essays consider Byzantine art as art made in the eastern Mediterranean world, including the Balkans, Russia, the Near East and north Africa, between the years 330 and 1453. Much of this art was made for religious purposes, created to enhance and beautify the Orthodox liturgy and worship space, as well as to serve in a royal or domestic context. Discussions in this volume will consider both aspects of this artistic creation, across a wide swath of geography and a long span of time. The volume marries older, object-based considerations of themes and monuments which form the backbone of art history, to considerations drawing on many different methodologies-sociology, semiotics, anthropology, archaeology, reception theory, deconstruction theory, and so on-in an up-to-date synthesis of scholarship on Byzantine art and architecture. The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Art and Architecture is a comprehensive overview of a particularly rich field of study, offering a window into the world of this fascinating and beautiful period of art.

Index: 

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Artifice of Eternity
Ellen C. Schwartz
PART ONE: APPROACHING BYZANTINE ART
1. The Origin of Icons
Thomas F. Mathews
2. Byzantine Art and Perception
Bissera V. Pentcheva
3. Spolia in Byzantine Art and Architecture
Bente Kiilerich
4. The Icon
Rebecca W. Corrie
5. Iconoclasm
Leslie Brubaker
6. Magic and Byzantine Art
Jacquelyn Tuerk-Stonberg
7. Bodily Adornment and Modification in Byzantium
Alicia Walker
8. Secular Art
Maria G. Parani
9. The Imperial Arts
Benjamin Anderson
10. Private Collecting and the Art Market for Byzantine Artifacts
Christian Schmidt
11. The Byzantine Arts and Byzantine Literature
Henry Maguire
PART TWO: RECEPTION OF BYZANTINE ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Neighbors to the East and South
12. Armenia
Christina Maranci
13. Georgia
Zaza Skhirtladze
14. Islamic States and the Middle East
Erica Cruikshank Dodd
Looking Westward
15. Italy, the Crusader States, and Cyprus
Maria Georgopoulou
16. South Slavic Lands
Ljubomir Milanovic
After the Fall
17. Byzance apre`s Byzance and Post-Byzantine Art from the Late Fifteenth Century through the Eighteenth Century
Henry D. Schilb
18. The Byzantine Revival in Europe
J. B. Bullen
PART THREE: THE REALIA OF BYZANTINE ART
Archaeology
19. Archaeology: Sites and Approaches
Eric A. Ivison
Architecture
20. Religious Architecture
Marina Mihaljevic
21. Devotional Practices and the Development of the Byzantine Church
Nebojsa Stankovic
22. Secular Architecture: Domestic
Carolyn S. Snively
23. Secular Architecture: Military
Stavros I. Arvanitopoulos
24. Acceptance and Adaptation of Byzantine Architectural Types in the Byzantine Commonwealth
Mark J. Johnson
Decoration of Structures/Byzantine Wall Decoration
25. Mosaics
Liz James
26. Monumental Painting: Pre-Iconoclasm
Elizabeth S. Bolman
27. Monumental Painting: Post-Iconoclasm
Sharon E. J. Gerstel
28. Stone Sculpture
Sarah T. Brooks
Portable Media
29. Illuminated Manuscripts: Religious
Susan Madigan McCombs
30. Illuminated Manuscripts: Secular
Christine Havice
31. Liturgical Objects
Holger A. Klein
32. Bronze and Copper Icons
Ellen C. Schwartz
33. Amulets, Crosses, and Reliquaries
Brigitte Pitarakis
34. Ivories and Steatites
Carolyn L. Connor
35. Ceramics
Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi
36. Glass
Anastassios Antonaras
37. Jewelry and Enamels
Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie
38. Textile Media
Warren T. Woodfin
Index

About the author: 

Ellen C. Schwartz is Professor of Art History Emerita at Eastern Michigan University, School of Art & Design.

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