Students of Curcic, a Serbian scholar of Byzantine art and architecture, now in the US, present 14 essays on aspects of Byzantine architecture
inspired by his own interests and contributions.
Hagia Sophia, a breathtaking example of Byzantine architecture
, first built as a church and converted into a mosque in the 15th century, stands opposite the Blue Mosque, one of the most famous religious buildings in the world.
Since the nineteenth century, the five-domed church dedicated to the Annunciation in Gracanica Monastery was considered as the highest aesthetic achievement of Serbian national architecture, occupying a unique place in late Byzantine architecture
The Hagia Sophia, which is dominated by a huge dome, is one of the finest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture
The Byzantine architecture
, catacombs, artwork, grottos and gardens of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, a short walk from Catholic University's campus, are open for tours or a less formal visit most days of the year.
For example, Papadatos, an expert on Byzantine architecture
and a renowned architect of religious facilities, noted that "fewer people these days sit in pews, but not necessarily by choice.
Witness the synthesis of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture
at the four-star Spaina Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, with rates that include breakfast starting as low as $62 a night.
Now historians of Byzantine architecture
have no excuse for not adequately considering the evidence from Egypt.
We sought longevity and beauty with a dip at the stunning Baths of Aphrodite, marvelled at the rare Byzantine architecture
and paintings at the Ayios Neofytos Monastery, and stepped back in time with a visit to the ruins of the ancient house of Greek goddess Dionysos.
The notion of the building as a numinous instrument was continued in descendants of Byzantine architecture
as different as Gothic churches of the North and Ottoman mosques in the Middle East.
With its comparatively massive size, cobalt blue color, Byzantine architecture
, and three statues on the crown, the structure is hard for passersby to miss.