Master Builders of Byzantium

Examining Byzantine architecture, Ousterhout identifies the problems commonly encountered in the process of design and construction.

Master Builders of Byzantium

Robert Ousterhout

2008 | 320 pages | Paper $39.95
Architecture | Classics
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Table of Contents

Preface to Paperback Edition

Introduction: The Problem of Byzantine Architecture
Defining the Byzantine Church
The Mysterious Disappearing Architect and His Patron
Drawing the Line and Knowing the Ropes
Buildings That Change
Building Materials
The Construction of Foundations and Walls
Structural Design, Structural Expression, and the Construction of Arches and Vaults
Builders and Artists: Creating the Decorated Interior
Afterword

Abbreviations
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
A Glossary of Architectural Terminology