Visions Of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture by David StephensonVisions Of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture by David Stephenson

Visions Of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture

byDavid Stephenson

Hardcover | February 23, 2017

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There's an ethereal magic to standing beneath a dome, neck craned, looking up at a vision of the heavens created by some long-ago figure of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the power of the dome seems transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic images of dome interiors capture this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven one of the most spectacularly beautiful books we've ever produced.Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, among other countries, and photographing churches, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second to the early twentieth century, Stephenson's work amounts to a veritable typology of the cupola. His images present complex geometrical structures, rich stucco decorations, and elaborate paintings as they have never been seen before. Brilliantly calibrated exposures reveal details and colors that would otherwise remain hiddenin these dimly lit spaces. Visions of Heaven shows more than 120 images, including the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine churches of Turkey, the great domes of the Renaissance, the decorative cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo ages, and a nineteenth-century synagogue in Hungary.
David Stephenson is head of photography at the University of Tasmania School of Art, Hobart. His work has been exhibited throughout the world and published in numerous publications.
Title:Visions Of Heaven: The Dome in European ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 11.74 × 11.36 × 0.91 inPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:Princeton Architectural PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1568985495

ISBN - 13:9781568985497

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