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James, Liz. Light and Color in Byzantine Art
Art and Art History
  • Kathleen Maxwell, Santa Clara University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
The Medieval Review
James' title coupled with the generous number of color illustrations in her text led me to assume that she would survey Byzantine art in more traditional terms of light and color. Instead, the book pursues the perceptual repercussions of color in Byzantine art and is based on James' dissertation, "Colour Perception in Byzantium" (University of London, 1989).

This is a copy of the original article as published in the journal The Medieval Review, with permission of the journal.

Citation Information
Maxwell, Kathleen. Review of Liz James, Light and Colour in Byzantine Art, Clarendon studies in the History of Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996) for The Medieval Review (on-line; September 1998).