A Lost Art Rediscovered: The Architectural Ceramics of Byzantium by Sharon E. J. Gerstel
During the tenth and eleventh centuries, the magnificent Byzantine buildings were enriched with colorful ceramic tiles and decorated with an impressive collection of pictorial and decorative patterns. Although widely used,…
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During the tenth and eleventh centuries, the magnificent Byzantine buildings were enriched with colorful ceramic tiles and decorated with an impressive collection of pictorial and decorative patterns. Although widely used, the effects of this important decorative medium have often disappeared.
The multicolored tiles, which were taken down to the museum's stores, hidden in private collections, were buried under layers of construction and covered by the most durable media, so far their full role in our understanding of the Byzantine decorative houses and houses. The undiscovered art includes a complete catalog of all the known tiles produced in Constantinople, including the large collection owned by the Walters Art Museum, as well as museums and special collections around the world.
Some of the tiles included in the catalog are now missing; others are being reported here for the first time. A collection of scientific articles gives ceramics their rightful place in the study of Byzantine art and deals with aspects of care, manufacturing, function, ornamentation, and cultural significance.
This comprehensive publication promises the first permanent permanent installation of Byzantine tiles in the Walters Art Gallery collection. Among the contributors are Jeffrey C.
Anderson, Anne Bougallion, Anthony Cutler, Elizabeth S. Eitinghausen, Cyril Mango, Marilya Mundell Mango, William Tronzo, and Christine Vogt..
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