the birth of western painting a history of colour form and iconography

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The Birth Of Western Painting Routledge Revivals

Author : Robert Byron
ISBN : 9781136752407
Genre : Art
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First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the iconoclast controversy, and shows how it was only by this movement that Hellenistic naturalism was finally vanquished and the seed of interpretational art planted in Europe in its stead. The third chapter reveals how this seed was nourished by the Constantinopolitan Renascence, and how that event, combined with the increasing humanisation of religious emotion, culminated, not only in Duccio and Giotto, but in the equally important work of their contemporaries at Mistra and Mount Athos. A detailed account of these works is given and in the last part of the book, the mystery of El Greco is finally resolved. The book is based, not only on extensive research but on personal observation of nearly all the works mentioned, in Constantinople, Greece, Crete, Italy, and Spain. It is an important and exciting addition to the history of European Art and establishes, scientifically, theories which only existed in conjecture before its publication. The book includes 94 black and white plates.

Through The Looking Glass

Author : Robin Cormack
ISBN : UOM:39015050131898
Genre : History
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The papers in this volume derive from the 29th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. This was held for the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies in the University of London in March 1995, in order to complement the British Museum exhibition, Byzantium -Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture.

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ISBN : UOM:39015065804950
Genre : Authors, American
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Author : Hugh Pagan
ISBN : UOM:39015016804984
Genre : Architecture, Classical
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Author : University of London. Library
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119336290
Genre : Reference
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ISBN : UVA:X000018009
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Author : Boston Public Library
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119007552
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