Byzantine and Early Medieval Painting Author:Manolis Chatzidakis, Andre Grabar, Simon Watson Taylor (Translator) The Contact History of Art series covers the history Western painting in twelve volumes. For each book the paintings have been specially photographed all over Europe, and include many subjects never previously illustrated. The introductory texts have been written by experts in the respective periods. — The first part of Byzantine and Early Med... more »ieval Painting, written by Manolis Chatzidakis, Director of the Byzantine Museum, Athens, covers the entire history of Byzantine art, from its origins in the Early Christian period up to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
The second part of the book, by Andre Grabar, the leading authority on Early Medieval art, charts the stages which led from the pre-Carolingian seventh- and eighth-century Roman mosaics to the great Carolingian revival in wall painting and manuscript illumination inspired by the lavish patronage of Charlemagne's court.
The two texts together demonstrate the separate yet parallel developments in Byzantine and Early Medieval painting from their common origin in Early Christian painting.« less