An enormously detailed and insightful study of the architecture, structure and liturgy of Justinian's Great Church in Istanbul. The examination of the structure enables Mainstone to disentangle the various rebuildings and restorations, lots of discussion of the design of this most massive of constrcuctions but he is equally concerned with the ways in which it was used, elements of symbolism and the influence of liturgy and the Emperors.
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Rowland J. Mainstone is the distinguished author of Developments in Structural Form and numerous other publications.Review :
Certainly no serious student of architectural history can afford to ignore this book. -- RSA Journal
Mainstone has succeeded in bringing together a book that will appeal to both the specialist and the generalist -- Art Documentation
The fullest account yet of the great church's structure. -- Choice
Will appeal to both the specialist and the generalist...compelling...essential. -- Art Documentation
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Description du livre État : New. Justinian's Great Church in Constantinople was the culminating architectural achievement of late antiquity and the first great masterpiece of the Byzantine world. For more than 900 years it was Christendom's grandest place of worship and, for most of this time, the seat of the Orthodox patriarch and a principal setting for imperial ceremonies. After the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, for almost 500 years more it was one of the most important mosques of Istanbul. Complemented by hundreds of photographs, drawings and plans, this authoritative account of Hagia Sophia presents the genesis and development of its design and construction, principal subsequent changes, and its character and influence. N° de réf. du libraire 1612
Description du livre Thames and Hudson, 1988. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110500279454