The Resource A Byzantine masterpiece recovered, the thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Laurence J. Morrocco ; introduction by Bertrand Davezac

A Byzantine masterpiece recovered, the thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Laurence J. Morrocco ; introduction by Bertrand Davezac

Label
A Byzantine masterpiece recovered, the thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus
Title
A Byzantine masterpiece recovered, the thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus
Statement of responsibility
Annemarie Weyl Carr, Laurence J. Morrocco ; introduction by Bertrand Davezac
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book treats the dome and apse paintings pirated from a small Greek Orthodox church isolated in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in the years following the Turkish invasion of 1974. It lays out a remarkable threefold effort of restoration. First is their restoration, through their rescue from the shadowy underworld of the illegal art market, to public awareness and admiration, as described in Bertrand Davezac's introduction. Second is their physical restoration
  • Undertaken by Laurence Morrocco, who received the paintings cut by the pirates into thirty-eight segments which had lost their curvature. Morrocco developed techniques of unprecedented sophistication to return the flattened segments to their original shape and then to fit them together so nearly perfectly that the beauties of the work, e.g., the rhythmic waves made by the wings of the angels in the outer ring of the dome, have been preserved. He precisely details here
  • His uncharted course over four years, capturing its aspect as a perilous adventure. A third restoration unfolds in Annemarie Weyl Carr's text as the paintings are restored to their historical and artistic context. Richly informative about the life and meaning of Byzantine art, the paintings have proved to be even more important in casting light on the culture of Cyprus in the thirteenth century, when Crusader conquerors, native Cypriots, and Middle Eastern immigrants
  • Joined in a vibrantly creative, symbiotic society. The book shows how crucial it is that we protect artifacts in their own shape and context, restoring them to the worlds that made, used, loved, and found meaning in them
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DLC
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Carr, Annemarie Weyl
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND2819.C92
LC item number
L974 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morrocco, Laurence J.
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  • Mural painting and decoration, Byzantine
  • Mural painting and decoration, Byzantine
  • Peinture murale byzantine
  • Peinture murale
  • Lysi (Chypre)
  • Mural painting and decoration, Byzantine
  • Mural painting and decoration, Byzantine
  • Cyprus
  • Muurschilderkunst
  • Peinture et décoration murales byzantines
  • Peinture et décoration murales médiévales
  • Wandmalerei
  • Geschichte 1200-1300
  • Restaurierung
  • Lysi
Label
A Byzantine masterpiece recovered, the thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Laurence J. Morrocco ; introduction by Bertrand Davezac
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus -- The reconstruction and restoration of the Lysi murals
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780292781177
Lccn
90019435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22544041
  • (OCoLC)ocm22544041
Label
A Byzantine masterpiece recovered, the thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Laurence J. Morrocco ; introduction by Bertrand Davezac
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The thirteenth-century murals of Lysi, Cyprus -- The reconstruction and restoration of the Lysi murals
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780292781177
Lccn
90019435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22544041
  • (OCoLC)ocm22544041

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