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Title :

Gardens and parks in Constantinople

Author :
MAGUIRE, Henry ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The gardens and parks of Constantinople are primarily known today through descriptions in texts. The author uses the topic of gardens and parks in the city to propose a way of reading the ekphraseis. Argues that these texts were not completely divorced from the works that they describe. Concentrates on four parks and gardens where texts and topography can be studied together: two suburban parks, the Philopation and the Aretai, and two examples inside the city, the Mesokepion and the Mangana, both in the area of the Great Palace. The author concludes 'the Byzantine descriptions of gardens, parks, and scenery may be read on two levels. They can still serve as useful factual records of the lost physical landscapes of Byzantium; at the same time, they reveal the changing mental landscapes of the Byzantine beholder'. ;
Pagination/Size :
18 ill.; 2 plans; 1 map ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5303A01 - 300-1400 ; Architecture et fouilles ; Jardins ; 530-III - 300-1400 ;
French keywords :
Banlieue ; Byzantin (art) ; Documents ; Ekphrasis ; Istanbul (TUR) ; Istanbul (TUR), Palatium magnum ; Jardin ; Parc ; Sources ; Spectateurs ; Turquie ;
Descriptors :
Byzantine ; Documents ; Ekphrasis ; Gardens ; Istanbul (TUR) ; Istanbul (TUR), Palatium magnum ; Parks ; Sources ; Spectators ; Suburbs ; Turkey ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Dumbarton Oaks papers, 2000, 54
INIST identifier :
24931360 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0070-7546 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, Washington, DC
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;