San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice

Henry Maguire, Robert S. Nelson
Harvard University Press, 2010 - 295 pagina's

The church of San Marco of Venice has long played a central role in Venetian political, ceremonial, and religious life. Its renowned assemblage of mosaics, sculpture, metalwork, and reliquaries are, in origin, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, or Venetian imitation of Byzantine designs. In San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice, the authors assess the significance of the embellishment of the church and its immediate surroundings, especially during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, when most of the Byzantine material was acquired, largely from Constantinople. The church and its decoration are studied in relation to Venice’s interests abroad and on mainland Italy. The authors address the diverse styles, sources, meanings, and significance of this art, both individually and as an ensemble. Building upon developments in scholarship since Otto Demus’s masterly studies of the church, the book offers new insights into the inspiration, purposes, and mutability of San Marco and the myths that inspired and motivated Venetians.


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Ranieri Zeno the Imitation of Constantinople
The Aniketos Icon and the Display of Relics in
Refashioning Byzantium in Venice ca 12001400
Questions of Manufacturing and Mosaicists

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Over de auteur (2010)

Henry Maguire is a former Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks and Professor of Art History at Johns Hopkins University.

Robert S. Nelson is Robert Lehman Professor of History of Art, Yale University.

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