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Mosaic Decoration of San Marco, Venice

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ISBN-10: 0226142922

ISBN-13: 9780226142920

Edition: 1988

Authors: Otto Demus, Herbert L. Kessler

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Decorated with the richest, most beautiful mosaics in the world, the Venetian church of San Marco is quite literally a treasure house of medieval art. The domes and walls of the church, encrusted with stone, glass, and gold, have been recognized, over the centuries, as a glorious historical and artistic record. Peopled with hundreds and figures—Adam and Eve, Noah and his progeny, Isaiah, Christ, Mark, of course, and other holy men and women of Venice—these mosaics create a cosmic panorama. The Mosaic Decoration of San Marco, Venice brings these unrivaled mosaics into breathtaking focus, combining a descriptive history of their creation and repair over the ages with close-up photographs revealing their iconographic detail.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/16/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

List of Illustration
Preface
History and Critical Survey of the Building and Its Mosaics
Main Porch
Main Apse and Apse of the Cappella Zen
First Phase of the East Dome
Choir Chapels
North Dome
South Vault
South Dome and Single Figures of Saints
Miracles of Christ
Life of the Virgin and Infancy of Christ
West Dome
Second Phase of the East Dome
Central Dome
West Vault
Lives of the Apostles
Program and Decorative System
Thirteenth-Century Mosaics of the Interior
The Mosaics of the Atrium: Setting and Subject Matter
The Genesis Mosaics and the Cotton Genesis Minatures
The Mosaics of the Atrium: Composition, Iconography, and Style
Mosaics in the Vault of the Cappella Zen
Facade Mosaics
Development of Mosaic Art in
Index Color Plates