Byzantium and British heritage : Byzantine influences on the arts and crafts movement / edited by Amalia G. Kakissis.

  • Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2024.
  • ©2024
xx, 322 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.


  • British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine studies ; v. 10. [More in this series]
  • British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies ; volume number 10
Summary note
"Byzantium was a very influential part of the development of the Arts and Crafts Movement (1880-1910) in Britain and although the influence of the Gothic Revival (1830-1880) is well known, that of the Byzantine Revival (1840-1910) is not. This volume is about the people and the movements which created the Byzantine Revival and shows how they influenced British heritage from architecture to the decorative arts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The central pillars of the volume are the architects and scholars who created the Byzantine Research Fund (BRF) Archive, a unique collection of architectural drawings and photographs of numerous monuments across the Byzantine world, and the social and professional networks in which they circulated. The BRF members, an eclectic and little-known group, who based themselves at the newly founded British School at Athens, established the research of Byzantium in Britain and Greece. They were trained in the traditions of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which sought authenticity in design and decoration in reaction to the styles that had developed through industrialization. Their work, uniting a distinctively British design tradition with Byzantine arts and crafts, represents a highly significant and under-researched link between Britain and the Hellenic world. This volume is the first contribution to try to fill this knowledge gap. Byzantium and British Heritage will appeal to all those interested in the relation between Byzantine and British Culture and Byzantine Art"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • The Byzantine Revival in Europe / J. B. Bullen
  • The discovery of Byzantium by British visitors to Greece and what they saw / Eleni-Anna Chlepa
  • The restoration of Byzantine monuments in nineteenth-century Greece : In search of the anti-restoration movement's impact / Eleni-Anna Chlepa
  • 'What I want is to locate my dome' : the Byzantinism of the Third Marquess of Bute / Ruth Macrides
  • 'Byzantine art still exists' ; W.R. Lethaby and the Byzantine revival / Julian Holder
  • 'A piece of Sherlock Holmes inference' (sic) : Byzantine recordings in nineteeth-century Greece and the art and crafts architects of the Byzantine Research Fund Archive of the British School of Athens / Dimitra Kotoula
  • Walter S. George and the Byzantine House : Ruskin's Greek shadow / Kostis Kourelis
  • Schultz revisited / Gavin Stamp
  • Sidney Barnsley, Byzantium, and furniture-making / Mary Greensted
  • The mosaic landscape of Westminster Cathedral / Claudia Tedeschi
  • The Byzantine research and publications fund architect Walter Sykes George (1881-1962) : his academic studies and his architecture / Richard J. Butler
  • Scottish Byzantinists : architects, scholars, and their networks / Annette Carruthers and Simon Green.
  • 9780815359746 (hardcover)
  • 0815359748 (hardcover)
  • 9781032286730 (paperback)
  • 1032286733 (paperback)
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