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Dynamic Splendor: The Wall Mosaics in the Cathedral of Eufrasius at Porec

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Dynamic Splendor introduces a cycle of sixth-century mosaics little known to scholars, though they are comparable in quality and interest to famed mosaics in Italy and elsewhere. Ann Terry and Henry Maguire provide the first comprehensive account of the history and meaning of the mosaics along with the first high-quality photographic documentation of the ensemble.

It has only recently been possible to study the mosaics at Poreč closely, due to favorable conditions in Croatian Istria, where the mosaics reside, and to the discovery of the original restoration documents in Vienna and Trieste. Terry and Maguire have tracked the condition and restoration of these works, distinguishing between the original mosaics and later contributions. Beyond creating an important archival source, the authors consider the making of the mosaics, their thematic structure, their relationship to the cathedral complex, and their connection to the patron, Bishop Eufrasius, while drawing parallels with other renowned works.

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Dynamic Splendor introduces a cycle of sixth-century mosaics little known to scholars, though they are comparable in quality and interest to famed mosaics in Italy and elsewhere. Ann Terry and Henry Maguire provide the first comprehensive account of the history and meaning of the mosaics along with the first high-quality photographic documentation of the ensemble.

It has only recently been possible to study the mosaics at Poreč closely, due to favorable conditions in Croatian Istria, where the mosaics reside, and to the discovery of the original restoration documents in Vienna and Trieste. Terry and Maguire have tracked the condition and restoration of these works, distinguishing between the original mosaics and later contributions. Beyond creating an important archival source, the authors consider the making of the mosaics, their thematic structure, their relationship to the cathedral complex, and their connection to the patron, Bishop Eufrasius, while drawing parallels with other renowned works.

About the Author

Ann Terry is an independent scholar and the author of A Century of Archaeology at Poreč (1847–1947) with Ffiona Gilmore Eaves (2001).

Henry Maguire is Professor in the Johns Hopkins History of Art Department. His publications include Earth and Ocean: The Terrestrial World in Early Byzantine Art (Penn State, 1987), the edited volume Byzantine Magic (1995), and Icons of Their Bodies: Saints and Their Images in Byzantium (1996).

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Note to Readers

Introduction

1. Documentation of the Mosaics Prior to the Late Nineteenth-Century Restorations

2. Philosophy and Methods of the Restorers

3. Porec and Ravenna: Affiliations and Chronology

4. Mosaic Artistry in Sixth-Century Poreč

5. Sixth-Century Iconography: Questions of Identification

6. Sixth-Century Iconology: Questions of Meaning

Conclusion: Mosaic as a Dynamic Medium

Appendix I: Survey of Authentic and Restored Sections

Appendix II: A Note on Twentieth-Century Restorations

Notes

Frequently Cited Sources

Index

Illustrations Volume

List of Illustrations

Figures and Plates

Illustrations Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271028736
Author:
Terry, Ann Raybin
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Author:
Terry, Ann
Author:
Maguire, Henry
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Mosaics
Subject:
Mosaic
Subject:
Christian saints in art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Mosaics - Croatia - Pore'c (Pore'c)
Subject:
Art, Religious
Subject:
Dynamic Splendor
Subject:
The Wall Mosaics in the Cathedral of Eufrasius at Porec
Subject:
Ann Terry
Subject:
Henry Maguire
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
photographic documentation
Subject:
Croatian Istria
Subject:
Vienna
Subject:
Trieste
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
12 x 10 in 8.062 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Dynamic Splendor introduces a cycle of sixth-century mosaics little known to scholars, though they are comparable in quality and interest to famed mosaics in Italy and elsewhere. Ann Terry and Henry Maguire provide the first comprehensive account of the history and meaning of the mosaics along with the first high-quality photographic documentation of the ensemble.

It has only recently been possible to study the mosaics at Poreč closely, due to favorable conditions in Croatian Istria, where the mosaics reside, and to the discovery of the original restoration documents in Vienna and Trieste. Terry and Maguire have tracked the condition and restoration of these works, distinguishing between the original mosaics and later contributions. Beyond creating an important archival source, the authors consider the making of the mosaics, their thematic structure, their relationship to the cathedral complex, and their connection to the patron, Bishop Eufrasius, while drawing parallels with other renowned works.

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