The Art of Byzantium
This handy paperback book is an essential addition to anyones library who is keen on Byzantine art. In this thematic approach, Thomas Mathews explores the political and social context for the various works of art, from the sacred to the secular, the urban to the monastic, the public to the private. Mathews also explains the important role Byzantine art played in the early Renaissance and onwards.
Thomas F. Mathews is Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and has written many articles and books on Early Christian & Byzantine art and architecture.