Early Christian and Byzantine Art
By (author) Dr. John Lowden
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Early Christian and Byzantine Art by Dr. John Lowden
Book DescriptionJohn Lowden provides an authoritative account of early Christian and Byzantine art from the third century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. From the grandest public buildings to the smallest personal items, it was - and still is - an art of extraordinary directness, but also of mystery and transcendence. Lowden explains how and why early Christian and Byzantine art was made and used, and situates it within the controversies of its time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714831688
(220mm x 160mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. John Lowden
Royal Manuscripts, Hardback (November 2011)
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The British Library: 'Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination' 11 November 2011-13 March 2012"--T.p. verso.
Jaharis Gospel Lectionary, Paperback (October 2009)
Until 2008 the "Jaharis Lectionary" was a hidden treasure: an illuminated Byzantine manuscript that was almost entirely unknown, even to scholars. This work traces the book's history from its acquisition to its production in Constantinople. It shows how the manuscript was made for use in the patriarchal church of Hagia Sophia.
Monet, Paperback (March 1992)» View all books by Dr. John Lowden
An introduction to the work of Claude Monet.
UK Kirkus Review » Phaidon really took the bit between its teeth with this vast series. All the classic areas, movements and individuals are covered in a series of some 130 titles. Early Christian and Byzantine Art by John Lowden, as are the other series titles, is a comprehensive overview of its subject. Attractively designed and well- written, it provides an introduction to 1000 years of art. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Dr. John Lowden
John Lowden is Professor of History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is an international authority on medieval and Byzantine manuscripts.
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