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1 WEITZMANN, Kurt (ed.) Age of Spirituality : A Symposium. in dustjacket
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980, ISBN:0691039569 
WEITZMANN, Kurt (ed.). The Age of Spirituality : A Symposium. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in association with Princeton University Press, (1980). Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-174. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "In 1977 The Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century, the largest exhibition ever to focus on the period that spans the transition between the classical and medieval ages. In keeping with the didactic spirit of the exhibition, the Museum held a symposium in November 1977 to provide the public with a broad background for appreciation of this little-known field and to offer art historians the provocative speculations and conclusions of their colleagues. In addition to art history, the distinguished scholars who participated in the symposium discussed the theology, literature, politics, economics, and architecture of the first centuries of the Christian Era. With its treatment of this complex period in scope and depth, Age of Spirituality: A Symposium is an ideal companion volume to the comprehensive exhibition catalogue, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press. Appearing in this book are the nine papers delivered by the guestlecturers, as well as an introduction by the editor, Kurt Weitzmann, Profe ssor Emeritus at Princeton University and, as Consultative Curator at the Metropolitan Museum, principal organizer of the exhibition." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction (by Kurt Weitzmann); After Gibbon's Decline and Fall (by Arnaldo Momigliano); Art and Society in Late Antiquity (by Peter R. L. Brown); Constantinople: The Rise of a New Capital in the East (by Hans-Georg Beck); The Imperial Heritage of Early Christian Art (by Beat Brenk); A Shadow Outline of Virtue: The Classical Heritage of Greek Christian Literature (Second to Seventh Century) (by Ihor Ševcenko); The Continuity of Classical Art: Culture, Myth, and Faith (by George M. A. Hanfmann); Christology:A Central Problem of Early Christian Theology and Art (by Massey H. Shephe rd, Jr.); Success and Failure in Late Antique Church Planning (by Richard Krautheimer); Christian Imagery: Growth and Impact (by Ernst Kitzinger). Very good in slightly wrinkled dustjacket. 160.00

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