- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penn State University Press; 1 edition (August 22, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0271077255
- ISBN-13: 978-0271077253
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium 1st Edition
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“This erudite, highly original book explores the ways in which the sixth-century church of Hagia Sophia engaged all the senses in a rich and dynamic exchange of air, sound, fragrance, movement, and light between heaven and earth to create an all-enveloping spiritual experience for the worshipper. Using sources ranging from modern acoustic science to sixth-century poetry, Pentcheva establishes a fluid, multisensory, kinetic interpretive model that will transform our understanding of Byzantine sacred space.”
—Deborah Howard, coauthor of Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice
About the Author
Bissera V. Pentcheva is Professor of Art History at Stanford University and the author of Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium and The Sensual Icon: Space, Ritual, and the Senses in Byzantium, both also published by Penn State University Press.