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SIGNED - Sailing to Byzantium by Osbert Lancaster (1972)

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SIGNED - Sailing to Byzantium by Osbert Lancaster (1972)

Condition

Tight binding. Foxing to outer edges of pages. Wear to the cover and creasing to the spine.

Inscription on the front inside page. See images.

Product Details

  • Format - Paperback
  • Author - Osbert Lancaster
  • Pages - 184

 

Synopsis

Travellers and tourists in the Eastern Mediterranean usually find that while the ruins of classical antiquity - temples, theatres, shaft-graves and beehive tombs - are included in their itineraries, no attention is paid to the innumerable Byzantine churches which dot the landscape and rouse curiosity, although such celebrated masterpieces as Daphni and Hosios Lukas may be included.

There is a great need for a convenient Byzantine architectural guide such as this: for many travellers, while reasonably familiar with Gothic and Romanesque, may well fin themselves hopelessly at sea in Orthodox lands...

 

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