:

product description page

Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium (Hardcover) (Ivan Drpiu0107)

Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium (Hardcover) (Ivan Drpiu0107) - image 1 of 1

about this item

"This book explores the nexus of art, personal piety, and self-representation in the last centuries of Byzantium. Spanning the period from around 1100 to around 1450, it focuses upon the evidence of verse inscriptions, or epigrams, on works of art. Epigrammatic poetry, Professor Drpi argues, constitutes a critical - if largely neglected - source for reconstructing aesthetic and socio-cultural discourses that informed the making, use, and perception of art in the Byzantine world. Bringing together art-historical and literary modes of analysis, the book examines epigrams and other related texts alongside an array of objects, including icons, reliquaries, ecclesiastical textiles, mosaics, and entire church buildings. By attending to such diverse topics as devotional self-fashioning, the aesthetics of adornment, sacred giving, and the erotics of the icon, this study offers a penetrating and highly original account of Byzantine art and its place in Byzantine society and religious life"--
Number of Pages: 490
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Ivan Drpiu0107
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2016
TCIN: 51540261
UPC: 9781107151512
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-0684
$128.25
MSRPReg: $135.00 Save $6.75 (5% off)

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.