Byzantine and Early Medieval Painting
The Contact History of Art
by Manolis Chatzidakis and Andre Grabar
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1965, colour and b/w plates throughout, fold out 'list of plates' booklet at rear, paperback
Very Good Condition, front flyleaf removed, tape residue on inside front and back covers, small tear at top of spine, some edge wear to covers
'This series covers the history of Western painting in twelve volumes. For each book the paintings have been specially photographed all over Europe, and include many subjects never previously illustrated.
The first part of this book, written by Manolis Chatzidakis, Director of the Byzantine Museum, Athens, covers the entire history of Bysantine art, from its origins in the Early Christian period up to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The second part of the book, by Andre Grabar, the leading authority on Early Medieval art, charts the stages which led from the pre-Carolingian seventh and eight-century Roman mosaics to the great Carolingian revival in wall painting and manuscript illumination inspired by the lavish patronage of Charlemagne's court. The two texts together demonstrate the separate yet parallel developments of Byzantine and Early Medieval painting from their common origin in Early Christian painting.'