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Justinianic Mosaics of Hagia Sophia and Their Aftermath - by Natalia B. Teteriatnikov (Hardcover)

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The architectural jewel of Constantinople is the church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), constructed 532–537 CE. Although the edifice built by Justinian remains almost intact, only some of its original mosaics survive. In the first comprehensive study, Natalia Teteriatnikov describes the original mosaic program of the church and its restorations after the earthquake of 558.

Drawing from decades of her personal research and scholarship on St. Sophia, the author analyzes the material and decorative components of the Justinianic mosaics that survive. She considers the architectural and theological aesthetics, as well as the social conditions that led to the production of a distinctive, aniconic mosaic program. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes a catalog of the nineteenth-century watercolors created by Gaspare Fossati—the only surviving evidence for reconstructing mosaics that are no longer extant.

Number of Pages: 355.0
Genre: Art, Architecture, History
Series Title: Dumbarton Oaks Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Author: Natalia B. Teteriatnikov
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2017
TCIN: 52737791
UPC: 9780884024231
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2165

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