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

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4to. Text Volume I: 4to. xvi, 216 pp., preface by Paul Leon, 16 figures including 2 plans / Text Volume II: xvi, 541 pp., / Folio Atlas in two parts, plates 1-100 / 101-196, plates in collotype, lithographs and photogravure, text volume in original wrappers, Atlas volumes in cloth-backed boards with laces, Publication du Haut Commissariat Français en Syrie et au Liban Bibliothèque Archéologique, Tomes: VII & VIII, Paris, Geuthner, 1925-1928.


Synopsis

Camille Enlart, who wrote prolifically on the history of the art of Cyprus, died before the publication was completed. The plates includes 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, the expansion of the French art during the middle ages and its influence at 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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