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Title :

Building churches in Armenia : art at the borders of empire and the edge of the canon

Author :
MARANCI, Christina ;
Publication year :
2006
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Armenia has occupied a marginal position within the study of art history. An examination of the church of Mren (ca.640), however, illustrates the dynamic role played by the region during the Middle Ages. Built at the crux of confrontations between Byzantium, Persia, and Islam, the church reified a network of alliances from the imperial to the local level. Its sculpted and inscribed portals, moreover, responded to the often volatile audiences of the frontier. During one of the most devastating and chaotic of centuries, the Transcaucasus produced solutions of striking creativity in churches that shaped and preserved public memory. ;
Pagination/Size :
14 ill.; 1 map; 1 plan ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Arménie ; Décoration architecturale ; Eglise ; Mren (TUR), église ; Portail ; Sculpture ; Turquie ; 600-700 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural decoration ; Architecture ; Armenia ; Churches ; Mren (TUR), church ; Portals ; Sculpture ; Turkey ; 600-700 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Art bulletin (New York, N.Y.), 2006, 88, 4, Dec
INIST identifier :
24802899 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0004-3079 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
College Art Association of America., New York, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;