Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 19, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.2 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 3693729
Format: PDF Text TXT book
This book explores the nexus of art, personal piety, and self-representation in the last centuries of Byzantium. Spanning the period from around 1100 to around 1450, it focuses upon the evidence of verse inscriptions, or epigrams, on works of art. Epigrammatic poetry, Professor Drpić argues, constitutes a critical - if largely neglected - source for reconstructing aesthetic and socio-cultural discourses that informed the making, use, and percepti...