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Author Gerstel, Sharon E. J.

Title Beholding the sacred mysteries : programs of the Byzantine sanctuary / Sharon E.J. Gerstel
Published Seattle, Wash. : Published by College Art Association in association with University of Washington Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 213 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Series Monograph on the fine arts ; 56
Monographs on the fine arts ; 56
Contents I. The Creation of Sacred Space -- II. Assembling the Company of Bishops -- III. The Sacrificial Offering -- IV. The Sacred Communion -- V. Reviewing the Mandylion -- VI. Conclusion -- App. Catalogue of Decorated Sanctuaries in Macedonia
Summary In order to fully understand and appreciate the sanctuary decoration, twenty-seven churches spanning three hundred years (1028-1328) from the area known as Macedonia are catalogued and discussed. The first to present this region in its entirety, this study reveals programs of superior ecclesiastical decoration and demonstrates how innovative approaches to Christian iconography were shared among painters
Sharon Gerstel evokes a wide range of written and painted sources in order to analyze the decoration of the Byzantine sanctuary from the perspective of its contemporary viewer, from monk to liturgical celebrant, from bishop to lay worshipper. In a new presentation of the sanctuary program, the author reveals to the modern reader what was and is manifest only to the clergy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-130) and index
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Subject Architecture, Byzantine -- Macedonia (Republic)
Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Sacred space -- Macedonia (Republic)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0295978007
Other Titles Programs of the Byzantine sanctuary