Les Monuments des Croisés dans le Royaume de Jérusalem. Architecture Religieuse et Civile. FOUR VOLUMES: TWO TEXT & TWO ALBUMS OF PLATES. COMPLETE SET.

Enlart, Camille.

Book ID: 34325


4to. Text Volume I: 4to. xvi, 216 pp., [1], 16 figures including 2 plans / Text Volume II: [1], 541 pp., preface by Paul Leon / Folio Atlas in two parts, Album I: Plates 1-100, 7 pp., [Table of Plates] / Album II: Plates 101-196, 7 pp., [Table of Plates], plates loose as published in collotype, lithographs and photogravure. Text volumes in original wrappers, Atlas volumes in cloth-backed boards with laces, spine of Text Volume I is partly detached and lightly rubbed at extremities, plates 60-61 stuck at a central point, first caption of plate 62 has 1 word rubbed off, otherwise set in very good condition, Publication du Haut Commissariat Français en Syrie et au Liban Bibliothèque Archéologique, Tomes: VII & VIII, Geuthner, Paris, 1925-1928.


Camille Enlart, who wrote prolifically on the history of the art of Cyprus, died before this publication was completed. The plates include plans and architectural details of cathedrals and ruins.
This work is an analysis of the artistic heritage of the Crusades, starting in Cyprus and the Holy Land, addressing the expansion of the French art during the middle ages and its influence on the religious art in the East. He also discusses the oriental origins of the Roman art, a subject previously discussed by de Vogüé, Max van Berchem and Skzygowsk. Enlart endeavoured to analyse the elements of the architecture of the Crusaders and compare them with similar elements in the West, thus disentangling the eastern contributions from the oriental contributions in the West.
Cobhan-Jeffery p. 18.

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