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Byzantine Things in the World

Edited by Glenn Peers
Menil Collection

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 189 pp.
Size: 8.25 x 10.75 inches

ISBN: 9780300191783
TB Code: 1805529
Availability: 56 in stock

This book attempts to overturn conventional art historical thought through a combination of material investigation, historical recovery, and hermeneutic clearing. Distinguished authors argue that categorizing these objects made for Medieval Greek Christians as art is incorrect, instead suggesting that they were rooted in a world with an animistic view of living things.

Provocatively interweaving Byzantine material culture and art with analogs like Kongo nkondi figures and works by James Lee Byars, Donald Judd, and Yves Klein, this volume features the Menil Collection’s superb holdings and fresh perspectives by a range of art historians.