The Early Byzantine Domed Basilicas of West Asia Minor, An essay in Graphic Reconstruction

Karydis, Nikolaos (2012) The Early Byzantine Domed Basilicas of West Asia Minor, An essay in Graphic Reconstruction. Late Antique Archaeology, 9 (1). pp. 357-381. ISSN 1570-6893. E-ISSN 2213-4522. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1163/22134522-12340013) (Full text available)

Abstract

This paper investigates the methodology employed in the recent survey and reconstruction of the major Early Byzantine domed churches of west Asia Minor. This involved both the documentation of construction details as well as their interpretation by reference to coeval monuments elsewhere. Focusing on this methodology, the author explores techniques of graphic recording and the theoretical framework within which parallels with other buildings can inform the work of reconstruction. The detailed examination of two case studies illustrates the way in which seemingly random scraps of testimony were interpreted to provide evidence for the missing superstructure of the churches. These case studies also serve to explore the adaptation of the methodology to sites with different characteristics and help to assess the credibility of the resulting graphic reconstructions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Nikolaos Karydis
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 15:33 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 12:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44236 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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