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4.4 out of 5 stars
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on 22 July 2017
great product
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on 19 April 2014
This book combines History and Art rather than it being an Art History. It is lavish from its concept to its realisation and powerfully beautiful. The mysteries of Orthodoxy are introduced to the reader by the beautiful images that are so breathtakingly presented. You can by books on Istanbul and its art, architecture and history but this edition surpasses the transition form Byzantine to Ottoman to present an eclectic view of the scope of Byzantine Orthodoxy through its art. If you only have one book on this topic make it this one.
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on 20 October 2013
This is the best illustrated book I've ever come across on early Christendom and Byzantium. The photographs are stunning, and very ably selected. It's the sort of book that will grow on you, as you delight in returning again and again to the meticulous detail both in the photos and in their description. Pure gold - and that's just the cover and the edges: a treasure-trove within. I almost was on the point of going on to say that it's worth its weight in gold!
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on 2 August 2013
The book arrived in perfect condition, promptly. Online it looked good. I didn't expect it to be an art or history treatise, but th text was concise and interesting. However, the internal pictures were stunning and the production of the entire book is truly special. This is a real showpiece book. It would make a wonderful gift.
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on 23 September 2015
Very good overall concept and excellent texts but the lower than poor quality of so many of its illustrations (pp14, 15, 18, 119, 193, 195 159, 215...) , is shocking in book that tries so hard to look great. It is hard to believe that Phaidon could not find better images of, for instance, Dura Europos or the Palace of Diocletian. Disappointing
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on 28 August 2016
Sumptuous illustrations, a very heavy book, the cover is gold. A pure delight to have
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on 14 August 2013
It's really the source which I do expected. Excellent and informative pictures, proper text, good periodisation which helps a lot to go into the subject. Thanks!
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on 25 March 2015
beautiful and impeccable presentation. very good content for beginners like me into byzantine subject.
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