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By Mark J. Johnson,Amy Papalexandrou,Robert Ousterhout

The fourteen essays during this assortment display a large choice of techniques to the examine of Byzantine structure and its ornament, a mirrored image of either more recent developments and conventional scholarship within the box. the diversity is usually a mirrored image of Professor Curcic’s broad pursuits, which he stocks along with his scholars. those comprise the research of contemporary archaeological discoveries; restoration of misplaced monuments via archival learn and onsite exam of fabric continues to be; reconsidering conventional typological ways usually overlooked in present scholarship; clean interpretations of architectural gains and designs; contextualization of monuments in the panorama; tracing historiographic tendencies; and mining missed written assets for explanations of patronage. The papers additionally diversity extensively by way of chronology and geography, from the Early Christian throughout the post-Byzantine interval and from Italy to Armenia. 3 papers learn Early Christian monuments, and of those extend the inquiry into their architectural afterlives. Others speak about later monuments in Byzantine territory and monuments in territories regarding Byzantium reminiscent of Serbia, Armenia, and Norman Italy. No Orthodox church being entire with out inside ornament, papers talk about matters attached to frescoes in past due medieval Balkan church buildings. eventually, one examine investigates the continuing effect of Byzantine palace structure lengthy after the autumn of Constantinople.

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