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Roman Mosaics: Over 60 Full-Color Images from the 4th Through the 13th Centuries

Roman Mosaics: Over 60 Full-Color Images from the 4th Through the 13th Centuries

By: Joseph Wilpert

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In many of the Italian Christian churches in the vicinity of Rome, mosaics were an important aspect of decoration. This full-color collection includes some of the finest examples of those mosaics.
Filled with scenes taken directly from biblical myth and literature, the book spotlights more than sixty mosaic masterpieces created by Italian craftsmen from the fourth through the thirteenth centuries. A third of the images are from the Old Testament, illustrating such stories as Abraham and the angels, Jacob and Rachel, Moses and the burning bush, Pharaoh's army drowning in the Red Sea, and Joshua and the battle of Jericho. Most of the remaining mosaics feature New Testament themes or characters: the birth of Jesus, calling for apostles, multiplying the loaves and fishes, and more. Roman Mosaics is a magnificent book for browsing through, and will appeal to art historians, mosaic artists, and religious scholars.

Original Dover selection from Die Römischen Mosaiken und Malereien der Kirchlichen Bauten, Vols. IV-XIII, Freiburg im Breisgau, Verlag Herder,1916.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 10048645469X
ISBN 139780486454696
Author/EditorJoseph Wilpert
Page Count64
Dimensions8 3/8 x 11

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