The architectural evolution from the Paleo-Byzantine period to the splitting up of the empire, analyzing Constantinople and other centers in Greece, Jordan, Armenia and Eastern Europe.
[Byzantine Architecture] Through an organic whole of texts and images, the book retraces the history of Byzantine architecture, from study of the cities of the Paleo-Byzantine period to the age of greatest splendor, the reign of Justinian. After an age of profound decadence, from the first half of the 9th century the empire began to revive, with a single major artistic center, Constantinople. This was the era of the art of the “court” of Theophilus and Basil. The study continues through the late Byzantine period in which the empire was divided into a series of principates, where western-style abbeys and churches were built. The last chapter is on the spread of Byzantine architecture in Eastern Europe: Yugoslavia, Russia, Rumania.