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Item Number: 108288
Title: San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice
Author: Maguire, Henry ; Robert S. Nelson (eds)
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9780884023609
Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. 26cm., hardcover, 295pp. illus. Publisher's summary : 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 Veniceís 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 Demusís 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. (Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia)

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