Mosaiken in Italien 300-1300 (German Edition) pdf epub fb2

Mosaiken in Italien 300-1300 (German Edition) by Joachim Poeschke pdf epub fb2

Mosaiken in Italien 300-1300 (German Edition) Author: Joachim Poeschke
Title: Mosaiken in Italien 300-1300 (German Edition)
ISBN: 3777421014
ISBN13: 978-3777421018
Other Formats: txt docx azw lit
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag GmbH (December 31, 2009)
Language: German
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1283 kb
Size EPUB version: 1429 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




The early Christian and medieval mosaics in Italy are among the most artistic creations of their time. Richly endowed with magnificent color plates, this opulent volume draws on 19 outstanding mosaic decorations to present a comprehensive panorama of this spectacular form of art. Early Christian apse mosaics and mosaic cycles provided for monumental beginnings to Christian pictorial art. Although supplemented by new images since the 12th Century, the early Christian themes were held in high regard up through the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages, the mosaic's stylistic devices already showed a transcendental-Christian compliant world view. The author's knowledge becomes apparent in his descriptions of the development of mosaic art in Italy, whose centers during the early years were found in Rome and Ravenna. Since the 6th century, the presentations see an increasingly byzantine influence. After a prolonged interruption there came a brief revival in Rome around the year 800, but mosaic art only reached full fruition during the 12th and 13th centuries when, in addition to Rome, mosaic cycles became evident in Venice, Sicily, and Florence. These drew heavily from byzantine inspiration. German text.