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The Architecture of the Kariye Camii in Istanbul

The Architecture of the Kariye Camii in Istanbul

Robert G. Ousterhout

ISBN 9780884021650

Publication date: 01/01/1988

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.

Praise

  • 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.

    —Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Author

  • Robert G. Ousterhout is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

Book Details

  • 292 pages
  • 8-1/2 x 11 inches
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

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