The Kariye Camii remains one of the most important and best-known monuments of the Byzantine world. Rebuilt and decorated in the early fourteenth century by the statesman and scholar Theodore Metochites, the Kariye Camii played a key role in the development of Late Byzantine art. Robert Ousterhout presents a detailed structural history and architectural analysis of this important building, and shows that the Kariye Camii was equally important in the development of Late Byzantine architecture.
Richly illustrated, the book meets the usual high standards of Dumbarton Oaks publications… [It] should be carefully read and become a valued part of every Byzantinist’s library.
Robert G. Ousterhout is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.