Item description for The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor: The Life of Christ Illuminated by Thomas F. Mathews & Alice Taylor...
This masterpiece of Armenian illumination was created in the fourteenth century by monks at the theological school of Gladzor, who copied its text and painted its elaborate cycle of miniatures. Owned at various times by merchants and princes, the Gladzor Gospels is now in the special collections library at the University of California at Los Angeles. This beautiful, informative volume features color reproductions of most of the manuscript's intricate miniatures. The author discusses the production of manuscripts in the Middle Ages, then focuses on the Gladzor Gospels, examining the historical and social contexts at the time of its creation, the theological school of Gladzor, and the themes depicted in the manuscript's brilliant illuminations. This book is published to coincide with and exhibitions that celebrates the 1700th anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Church, during which the manuscript will be displayed at the Getty Museum from August 28 through December 3, 2001.
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Studio: Getty Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.82" Width: 8.13" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 18, 2001
Publisher Getty Publications
ISBN 0892366273 ISBN13 9780892366279
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More About Thomas F. Mathews & Alice Taylor
Thomas F. Mathews is John Langeloth Loeb Professor in the History of Art at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. The author of numerous books on Byzantine art, including The Clash of Gods, Treasures in Heaven, and The Byzantine Churches of Istanbul, he is also a contributor to The Glory of Byzantium (Yale).
Thomas F. Mathews currently resides in the state of New York. Thomas F. Mathews has an academic affiliation as follows - Institute of Fine Arts, New York.