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The emperor and the world : exotic elements and the imaging of Byzantine imperial power, ninth to thirteenth century CE

Author: Alicia Walker
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"Byzantine imperial imagery is commonly perceived as a static system. In contrast to this common portrayal, this book draws attention to its openness and responsiveness to other artistic traditions. Through a close examination of significant objects and monuments created over a 350-year period, from the ninth to the thirteenth century, Alicia Walker shows how the visual articulation of Byzantine imperial power not  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia Walker
ISBN: 9781107004771 1107004772
OCLC Number: 696605119
Description: xxvii, 260 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: imaging emperor and empire in the middle Byzantine era --
1. Emulation: Islamic imports in the iconoclastic era: power, prestige, and the imperial image --
2. Appropriation: stylistic juxtaposition and the expression of power --
3. Parity: crafting a Byzantine-Islamic community of kings --
4. Expropriation: rhetorical images of the emperor and the articulation of difference --
5. Incomparability: the aesthetics of imperial authority --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alicia Walker.

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Offers a new perspective on Byzantine imperial imagery, demonstrating the role foreign styles and iconography played in the visual articulation of imperial power.  Read more...
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"In the most stimulating book on Byzantine art to be published in a long time, Walker(Bryn Mawr College) scrutinizes five objects, or clusters of objects, under the headings "Emulation," Read more...

 
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