The church of San Marco of Venice has long played a central role in Venetian political, ceremonial, and religious life. Its renowned assemblage of mosaics, sculpture, metalwork, and reliquaries are, in origin, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, or Venetian imitation of Byzantine designs. This text offers new insights into the inspiration, purposes, and mutability of San Marco and the myths that inspired and motivated Venetians.
Pages: 328 pp
Publisher: Harvard Univ. Press.
Publication Place: Cambridge,
Book Id: 85004
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