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).
James, Liz. Light and Color in Byzantine ArtArt and Art History
Document TypeBook Review
PublisherThe Medieval Review
Citation InformationMaxwell, 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).