Publication – « Sources for Byzantine Art History ». Volume 3. « The Visual Culture of Later Byzantium (1081–c.1350) », dir. Foteini Spingou

In this book the beauty and meaning of Byzantine art and its aesthetics are for the first time made accessible through the original sources. More than 150 medieval texts are translated from nine medieval languages into English, with commentaries from over seventy leading scholars. These include theories of art, discussions of patronage and understandings of iconography, practical recipes for artistic supplies, expressions of devotion, and descriptions of cities. The volume reveals the cultural plurality and the interconnectivity of medieval Europe and the Mediterranean from the late eleventh to the early fourteenth centuries. The first part uncovers salient aspects of Byzantine artistic production and its aesthetic reception, while the second puts a spotlight on particular ways of expressing admiration and of interpreting of the visual.

Table des matières :

Part I. Art, Aesthetics and Literature:
1. Notions of the image in later Byzantium Ch. Barber, D. Jenkins, N. Leidholm, D. Angelov, M. Hinterberger, Th. A. Carlson
2. Artists and patrons F. Spingou, I. Drpić, Th. Tsampouras, A.-M. Talbot, Al. Alexakis, A. M. Talbot, A. W. Carr
3. Eikon and iconography in later Byzantium F. Spingou, N. Zagklas, A. W. Carr, M. Duluş, Em. Bourbouhakis, M. Mavroudi, N. Zagklas, A. Walker, M. Jeffreys, E. Jeffreys
4. Materials F. Spingou, E. Cullhed, M. Bazzani, with a note on the author in collaboration with A. Rhoby, S. Steiner, E. Bourbouhakis, M. Grünbart
5. Seeing spaces: responses to built environment F. Spingou, E. Rizos, A. Novikoff, G. P. Majeska, Th. A. Carlson, C. Palombo, L. Mordechai, Sc. Ashley, R. Romanchuk, B. Hostetler, M. W. Herrington, Chr. Timm, S. Simmons, Gr. Dinkova-Bruun, M. Grünbart, E. Jeffreys, A. Walker, M. Mulchahey, D. Manolova and P. Magdalino
6. Art and devotion F. Spingou, A. Riehle, A.-M. Talbot, I. Toth, A. W. Carr, L. Andriollo, J. Featherstone, R. Ceulemans, Br. Hostetler
7. Memory and art F. Spingou, M. Hinterberger, Fl. Leonte, A. M. Talbot, E. Jeffreys, A. Rhoby, J. Lansdowne
8. Beauty F. Spingou, I. Polemis, Al. Alexakis, D. Angelov, M. Duluş, M. Bazzani
D. Penna, V. Marinis, E. Jeffreys, K. Stewart, P. Van Deun, M. Jeffreys, M. Mavroudi, A. Riehle, Chr. Maranci
Part II. Literature, Art and Aesthetics:
9. Counting down: inventories M. Parani, L. Bender, A. M. Talbot, F. Spingou
10. Describing, experiencing, narrating: the use of ekphrasis (ca. 1081–1330s) I. Nilsson, E. Cullhed, B. van den Berg, Ch. Messis, K. Chryssogelos, M. Tomadaki, Prz. Marciniak, Μ. Duluș
11. Speaking: Ethopoiiae E. Jeffreys, K. Warcaba, M. Jeffreys, L. Andriollo, N. Zagklas
12. Instructing and dedicating: epigrams on works of art F. Spingou, N. Zagklas, L. Andriollo, N. Zagklas, L. Safran, E. Jeffreys, M. Jeffreys, A. Rhoby, A. W. Carr, A.-M. Talbot
13. Reading: book epigrams Kr. Demoen, R. Ricceri, R. Meesters, M. Tomadaki, A. W. Carr
14. Marking: later Byzantine epigraphic culture I. Toth, P. Van Deun, S. Kalopissi-Verti, J. Johns, L. Safran, L. Mahoney, A. W. Carr, I. Špadijer, E. Gedevanishvili
15. Lamenting: tomb epigrams and epitaphs F. Spingou, I. Taxidis, A. Rhoby.

Informations pratiques :

Sources for Byzantine Art History. Volume 3. The Visual Culture of Later Byzantium (1081–c.1350), dir. Foteini Spingou, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022. ISBN : 9781108483056. Prix : GBP 200.

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