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Byzantine Painting : Historical and Critical Study (Great Centuries of Painting Series)

By Grabar, Andre

New York: Skira, 1953. Large format book on Byzantine art with lovely tipped in illustrations. 203p.plates (col) bibliography. (name of previous owner on ffep, else near fine). 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


Cappadocia : Cradle of History - Goreme

By Demir, Omer

Ankara: Ajans-Turk Publishing & Printing, 1988. Interesting, well-illustrated, locally produced guide to the fantastic geology of Cappdicia as well as the history and architecture of the region. Includes some photographs of the paingings in the Greek Orthodox churches and underground chapels. Sponsored by the International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations 112 p. illus (some col) fold-out map . 3rd Ed. Soft Cover. Very Good.


The Malcove Collection: A Catalogue of the Objects in the Lillian Malcove Collection of the University of Toronto

By Campbell, Sheila D [ed]

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. The Magnificent Art Collection of Dr Lillian Malcove Consists of 513 pieces: paintings, drawings, furniture, icons, manuscripts, and textiles, as well as works in terracotta, glass, bronze, stone, enamel, ivory, silver, and gold. They represent a vast range of art history, from prehistory to the twentieth century, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and western medieval works, and even a few pieces from the Far East. Dr Malcove, a psychoanalyst in New York, bequeathed the collection to the University of Toronto so that it might be used in teaching. It is housed in the University of Toronto Art Centre. This catalogue was initially produced in conjunction with the first exhibit of the collection, presented at the University of Toronto in two parts, late in 1985 and early in 1986. Each piece is illustrated in the catalogue, and this new paperback edition features eight pages of colour photographs. Extensive descriptions, identifying and evaluating the objects, have been provided by scholars who represent diverse areas of expertise in art and archaeology. Also included are five brief memoirs by friends of Dr Malcove. The catalogue stands as a permanent record of an extraordinary collection and a unique perspective on art from a variety of cultures throughout history.. 422p. illus.. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.


A short guide to St. Clement's, Rome

By Boyle, Leonard

Rome: Collegio San Clemente , 1989. 80p. + plans illus. Label of previous owner on title page, else fine. Reprint. Softcover. Fine.


Hagia Sophia

By Cimok, Fatih

Istanbul: A Turizm Yayinlari Ltd., 2004. Well illustrated guide to Aghia Sofia. p. diagram. Illus (col) bibliography . Reprint. Softcover. As New.


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By Stratton, Arthur

New York: Scribners, 1971. "The biography of one of the world's greatest architects and a portrait of the golden age of the Ottoman Empire" 299p. illus bibliograpy index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Very Good, Slight Chips.


Arbanassi Album

By Panayotov, Iwan

Veliko Tarnavo, Bulgaria: Museum of History " Arbanasi ... a village in Veliko Tarnovo central northern Bulgaria. It is known for the rich history and large number of historical monuments, such as 17th- and 18th-century churches and examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, which have turned it into a popular tourist destination." A Portfolio of postcard sized pictures of Arbanassi, Veliki Tarnavo in Bulgaria by photographer Petko Ioncev. Includes 16 examples of Byzantine icons from historic churches and 5 others showing buildings and interiors from the Museum of History. 22 items in a paper folder with a brief introduction in English, French and German Undated. First Thus. Portfolio. Near Fine. Illus. by Petko Ioncev. Postcard Portfolio.


The Museum of Chora: Mosaic and Frescoes

By Aksit, Ilhan

Istanbul: Aksit Kultur, 2008. A beautifully illustrated guide to the glorious Byzantine mosaics of the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora ( now called the The Kariye Museum "The Kariye {Chora} Museum, in which we regard the mosaics with a deep sense of admiration, is situated in the Edirnekapi quarter of Istanbul. The name Kariye id derived from the Greek word "Chora" which means land, country, a suburban area, as well as countryside. The Monastery of Chora was thus named, as it lied outside of the city wallas built by the Emperor Constantine. Although the monastery lied within the walls built by the Emperor Theodosius in 413 A.D., its name still remained unchanged and it was referred to as the Chora. During the reign of Emperor Justinian, the monastery was devastated by an earthquake on October 6, 557. The Emperior had then rebuilt the monastery as a basilica. The monastery was again in ruins in the VIII. Century ad it was restored again in 843 A.D. After that, the history of the Chora Monastery lies in profound darkness until the 11th Century." 155p.lllus.. French Wraps. As New. Illus. by Translator Uluer Bilgen.


A Guide Through Ekatontapiliani

By Patellis, Panayotis I.

Athens: Holy Shrine Of Panaya Ekatontapiliani Of Paros, Athens, 1994. Translation by Maureen Raymond. 32p. illus bibliography [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Edition. French Wraps. Fine.


Iera Moni Philotheou [IN GREEK]

By Iera Moni Philotheou

Agion Oros / Mount Athos : Ekdoseis Ieras Mones Philotheou, 1990. Illustrated guide to the Philotheou Monastery on Mount Athos.. 87p. illus (col). 1st Greek Edition. Soft Cover. As New.


La chiesa di S. Sofia a Constantinopoli.[IN ITALIAN]

By Sanpaolesi, Piero

Roma/Rome: Officina Edizioni, 1978. The author was an Italian architect and engineer who was known for his method of studying monuments, careful analysis of construction techniques and his emphasis on the preservation of materials and his approach to the restoration of monuments. This book examines closely the structure of Aghia Sophia with many photographs showing structural details.n217p. plates diagrams bibliography, index . First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.


Cappadocia : Cradle of History - Goreme

By Demir, Omer

Ankara: Ajans-Turk Publishing & Printing, 1990. Interesting, well-illustrated, locally produced guide to the fantastic geology of Cappdicia as well as the history and architecture of the region. Includes some photographs of the paingings in the Greek Orthodox churches and underground chapels. Sponsored by the International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations 112 p. illus (some col) fold-out map . 3rd Ed. Soft Cover. Very Good.


Oi Ieres Sketes Tou Agios Orous

By Varvounis, Manolis G [Barbounis, M. G]

Athens: Ekdoeseis Chelandion , 2007. The sacred cloisters of Mount Athos. 120p. illus [WorldCat lists only copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Edition. Laminated HC. New Book from Greece/No Jacket. Illus. by Photographer Giorgos K. Mytilenos.


Christianikes Ekklesias Stin Archaia Noubia [IN GREEK]

By Triandaphyllou, Chloe

Athens: Ekdoseis Oganismos P. Kyriakide, 2011. In Greek with a brief introduction in English. A short survey of some of the remnants of early Christianity along the upper Nile into Sudan. Illustrations of some of the icons with Greek/Coptic inscriptions. 65p.. Bibliography +12p.of illustrations in colour . 1st Greek Edition. French Wraps. New.


Museum of the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem / Muze'on ha-Patriarkhiya ha-Yevanit-Ortodoksit bi-Yerushalayim

By Tzaferis, Vassilios [Vasileios Tzapheres]

Jerusalem: Patriarchate Museum, 1985. Text in English and Hebrew . Translation by Raphi Grafman. 83p. [English text ] Illus (some col.] B & W) WorldCat lists only 7 copies in the USA]. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Photographs by Garo H. Nalbandian.


To Topio tou Theovadistou Orous Sina / The Landscape of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai

By Chatzidakis, Manolis [ Chatzedakes, Manolis [Hadjidakis, Manoles]

Iraklion: Etairias Kretikon Istorikon Meleton ? Society of Cretan Historical Studies, 1994. Enas pinakas tou Greco sto Historiko Mouseio Kretes. Text in GREEK and in English 39p. illus bibliography . 1st Greek Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket.


Palermo and Monreale

London: Oswald Wolff , 1963. Small format book in the "Little Art Series" originally published in German by Knorr & Hirth. Includes 32 illustrations including 6 in colour. 48p. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.


Byzantine Art and Architecture: An Introduction
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Byzantine Art and Architecture: An Introduction

By Rodley, Lyn

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. The Byzantine empire began with the transformation of the Roman empire initiated by the official acceptance of Christianity and the establishment of Constantinople as the capital city. It ended with the fall of that city to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The art and architecture of the empire reflects its changing fortunes, the development of Christianity, and the cultural influences that affected it. This book offers a systematic introduction to the material culture of the Byzantine empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries. It provides for the student or any other interested reader a compendium of material which is generally difficult to access: much of the writing on Byzantine art and architecture is not in English, and is published as articles in scholarly journals. The book sets out the subject in an accessible manner, describing and discussing by period the surviving material - and that which can be reconstructed from documentary sources - and exploring its social/historical context. The text is copiously illustrated by well over 400 halftones, plans and maps.. Softcover. Very Good.


Syzeteseis Ston Athona

By Vatopaidinou. Ioseph

Athos: Iera Megiste Moni Vatopaidiou, 2005. " The author of this book - Elder Joseph of Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi, [is] revered throughout the Holy Mountain, and far beyond ..." 273p. index. French Wraps. New.


Sinai. The Great and Terrible Wilderness.

By Bernstein, Burton

New York: Viking, 1979. The author ".. took four trips though the Sinai and in thei eye-opening report on its past and present we experience with him the discovery of its people and places : the wandering Bedouins for whom the Sinai is home, the Israelis who governed it between the Six Day War and the peace treaty of 1979, the Greek Orthodox monks who preside over the treasures of St. Catherine's Monastery ..." .268p. illus. maps.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


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