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Byzantine churches in Constantinople : their history and architecture

Alexander Van Millingen, 1912

This book is a study of the architecture of one of the greatest European cities during the medieval period. A main limitation in the study of Byzantine churches is that none of the architecture has survived in its original form. This book traces the history of church architecture and the culture of "new Rome." Millingen gives a good account of various major events, manners, and anecdotes associated with Byzantine churches. He examines general planning in the construction of churches in Constantinople and the influence of Greek architecture.

A history of art in ancient Egypt

Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez, 1883

Perrot was a French archeologist. Together Perrot and Chipiez wrote some of the most vivid descriptions of architecture in the ancient world, many of which can be found within the Cultural Imaginings collection.  This is one of them. This text includes Chipiez's detailed virtual architectural drawings of ancient monuments.

Manuel d'art Musulman

Henri Saladin, 1907

A manual of Muslim art, written by the French architect and explorer, Henri Saladin. His most famous work was the construction of the Tunisian palace for the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1889.

Ephesus and the temple of Diana

Edward Falkener, 1862

This book contains many excellent steel engravings of ruins as they existed in the 19th century. It focuses on classic work on the New Testament; Ephesus, the extinct city; and the Temple of Artemis.

Catalogue des sculptures grecques, romaines et byzantines

─░stanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri. Klasik Eserler Müzesi; Gustave Mendel, 1912-1914

This book examines Roman and Byzantine sculpture.

Fisher's illustrations of Constantinople and its environs

Fisher, Son & Co, 1850?

This incredible book is a work of art. It is filled with hundreds of beautiful drawings and must be seen.

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