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Description - Early Christian & Byzantine Art by Dr. John Lowden

In the 320's AD the Emperor Constantine moved the capital of his Empire from Rome to Byzantium, which was renamed Constantinople, and until its fall in 1453 remained a major artistic centre. Under successive emperors and empresses for more than a thousand years, artists, archtects and craftsmen produced superb and intriguing works ranging fom the grandest public buildings to the smallest and most personal items. Today this art is generally termed early Christian and Byzantine. Working from the surviving material this work explains how and why early Christian and Byzantine art was made and used. The reader is taken on a journey of discovery as the ideas this art sought to express are considered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714831688
ISBN-10: 0714831689
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 160mm x 26mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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