Book Series Architectura Medii Aevi, vol. 14

Architecture and Visual Culture in the Late Antique and Medieval Mediterranean

Studies in Honor of Robert G. Ousterhout

Vasileios Marinis , Amy Papalexandrou , Jordan Pickett (eds)

  • Pages: xviii + 253 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:90 b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2021

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A collection of essays addressing issues of art, architecture, and archaeology within the context of sacred space in Late Antique and Medieval Mediterranean.

BIO

Vasileios Marinis is associate professor of Christian Art and Architecture at Yale University
Amy Papalexandrou is an independent scholar
Jordan Pickett is an assistant professor of Classics at the University of Georgia

Summary

This book comprises sixteen essays addressing issues of art and architecture together with archaeology within the context of sacred space, broadly defined. It encompasses a wide range of territories, methodologies, perspectives, and scholarly concerns. Our point of departure is the built environment, with all that this entails, including religious and political ceremony, painted interiors, patronage, contested spaces, structural and environmental concerns, sensory properties, the written word as it pertains to architectural projects, and imagined spaces. In all, the scholars involved in this project find fresh approaches and uncover new meanings and interpretations in the material examined within this volume, including buildings and objects from Europe to Asia, and spanning from Late Antiquity through the end of the Middle Ages.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface 

List of Abbreviations 

Publications of Robert G. Ousterhout 

LATE ANTIQUE MANIFESTATIONS 

1. Benjamin Anderson, The Forum of Theodosius: Labor and the Gods 

2. Anna Sitz, Architectures of Surveillance: Houses and Stylites in the Northern Syrian ‘Dead Villages’

CONSTRUCTING SANCTITY

3. Amy Papalexandrou, Sacred Sound and the Reflective Cornice 

4. Michalis Kappas, Building an Orthodox Monastery in the Frankish Morea: Andromonastiro at Messenia 

5. Vasileios Marinis, What Makes a Church Sacred? Symeon of Thessalonike’s Commentary on the Rite of Consecration 

6. Warren T. Woodfin, Furnishing the Celestial Sanctuary: Painted Architectural Settings for the Communion of the Apostles 

7. Eunice Dauterman Maguire & Henry Maguire, ‘The Forgotten Symbols of God’: Screening Patterns from the Early Christian and Byzantine Worlds 

8. Roland Betancourt, Extended in the Imagination: The Representation of Architectural Space in Byzantium

THE LEVANT 

9. Rory O’Neill, Structural Innovation and Tradition in the Medieval Levant 

10. Megan Boomer, ‘Architecture as Reliquary’: Latin Reconstruction and Rhetoric at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  

11. Charles A. Stewart, Hallowed Halls: Earliest Domed-Hall Churches in Cyprus 

12. Jordan Pickett, Conflict Architecture: Making History at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

ANATOLIA AND ARMENIA 

13. Suna Çağaptay, Into the Sacred Space: Facing Ayasoluk and Its Gate of Persecutions 

14. Tolga Uyar, Carving, Painting and Inscribing Sacred Space in Late Byzantium: Bezirana Kilisesi Rediscovered (Peristrema-Cappadocia) 

15. Fatma Gül Öztürk Büke, Questioning Boundaries in Byzantine Cappadocia: Secular Spaces, Sacred Spaces, and Interfaces In-between 

16. Armen Kazaryan, City of Ani. Constructing a Medieval Capital in the Christian Orient 

List of Contributors