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Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art [Hardcover]

Vrej Nersessian
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15 Mar 2001
This title charts the history of Christianity in Armenia since its introduction in the late 3rd century, and illustrates over 200 works of art including illuminated manuscripts, stone crosses, sculpture, textiles and ceramics, from collections across the world.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division; 1st Edition edition (15 Mar 2001)
  • ISBN-10: 0712346996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712346993
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,371,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rev. Dr. V. N. Nersessian (BD, PhD, King's College) is archpriest of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the former Curator of the Oriental Christian Collection at The British Library.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Foundational work on the Armenian Christian art 17 Mar 2011
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It is no exaggeration to say that this is a foundational work on the Armenian Christian art - in fact one simply has to use superlatives in describing the importance of this book in bringing the treasures of the Armenian Christianity to the English-speaking world. With acclamations by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Catholicos of All Armenians, this beautifully produced book is a must-have not only for all English-speaking Armenians but also everyone interested in the Eastern Christianity. There are brief historical and theological introductions but the exceptional value of this work I believe lies in the careful selection and inspired description of the many illuminated manuscripts and objects that formed part of the exhibition. This work is unparalleled by its breadth and quality of coverage of Armenian Christian art, and is unlikely to be matched for many years to come.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book 11 Sep 2001
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Unless you are already well versed in the topic of Armenian art, do not get this book. Every page it mentions about 20 names, and it only tells you who about half of those people are. It quickly jumps from topic to topic, making it difficult to follow. Finally, the language that it uses is extremely difficult to understand, both the vocabulary and sentence structure. There are other boooks out there, and they must be better. Pass on this one.
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