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Professor and Dean Emeritus Nicholas N. Patricios Publishes Book on Sacred Architecture of Byzantium

December 1st, 2013 — Professor Patricios new hardcover book The Sacred Architecture of Byzantium: Art, Liturgy and Symbolism in Early Christian Churches will be released for sale in February 2014. The author offers a comprehensive survey from the age of Constantine to the fall of Constantinople. His identification of seven distinct Byzantine church types, based on a close analysis of 370 church building plans, will have considerable appeal to Byzantinists, lay and scholarly. Beyond describing the churches, which are richly illustrated with photographs, plans and diagrams, he interprets the sacred liturgy that took place within those holy buildings, tracing the development of the worship in conjunction with architectural advances made up to the 15th century. It focuses on buildings located in 22 different locations and is an essential guide to individual features and also to the wider significance of Byzantine art and architecture.

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