The Architecture of the Kariye Camii in Istanbul

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The Kariye Camii remains one of the most important and best-known monuments of the Byzantine world. Rebuilt and decorated in the early fourteenth century by the statesman and scholar Theodore Metochites, the Kariye Camii played a key role in the development of Late Byzantine art. Robert Ousterhout presents a detailed structural history and architectural analysis of this important building, and shows that the Kariye Camii was equally important in the development of Late Byzantine architecture.
 

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Contents

The Byzantine History of the Kariye Camii
11
An Analysis of the Existing Building
37
The Church of Theodore Metochites
91
Conclusion
142
Index
155
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About the author (1987)

Robert G. Ousterhout is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert G. Ousterhout is Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Director of the Center for Ancient Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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