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Author:
Jacques Mercier
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978-1907372193
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1907372199
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Paul Holberton Publishing (August 7, 2012)
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Architecture
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Beautifully bound book on Christian Art as brought forth in the incomparable 11th century monolithic rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The outstanding text complement s the stunning photographs.

Beautifully bound book on Christian Art as brought forth in the incomparable 11th century monolithic rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anybody interested in the seldom-visited country of Lalibela should read this book - - even if you do not intend to go to Ethiopia. Having just returned from 13 days in this country, I can appreciate, and attest to, the convenience of this book which you can read from the comfort of your home, without having to trek the arduous paths that lead to these churches.

The Unesco World Heritage site of Lalibela in Ethiopia is one of the most extraordinary places in the world. It contains thirteen churches hewn or carved from the native tufa rock in imitation of buildings.

Lalibela: Wonder of Ethiopia : The Monolithic Churches and Their Treasures. By (author) Jacques Mercier, By (author) Claude Lepage.

The Lalibela churches take their form, placement, and orientation from both geological features and structures within the complex. Lalibela: Wonder of Ethiopia: The Monolithic Churches and Their Treasures. While precise dating for the complex and its components has yet to be determined, scholars generally agree that it was constructed in four or five phases between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. London: Ethiopian Heritage Fund, 2012. Phillipson, D. W. Ancient Churches of Ethiopia: Fourth–Fourteenth Centuries.

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The Christians of Ethiopia took refuge at Lesta, a mountainous region that made a natural defensive barrier, and . The churches of Lalibela are of three types: chapels built inside a grotto, cut into the wall of a cliff (or abrupt slope), and chapels cut into the ground

The Aksum dynasty was replaced, until the 12th century, by the Zagwe dynasty. The churches of Lalibela are of three types: chapels built inside a grotto, cut into the wall of a cliff (or abrupt slope), and chapels cut into the ground. Most of them were cut into the ground. First, a quadrilateral groove was dug, then the inner side of the monolith block was emptied of stone.

This book is a welcome, though some monochrome images and significant contribution both to the study of. .

This book is a welcome, though some monochrome images and significant contribution both to the study of Anglo- the poor quality of reproduction do not always do Saxon England and more widely to the study of the justice to the architectural details discussed in the archaeology of burial and justice. Claude Lepage and Jacques Mercier, Lalibela: Wonder of Ethiopia: The Monolithic Churches and Their Treasures, (London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2012),.

A monolithic church or rock-hewn church is a church made from a single block of stone. They can be of comparable architectural complexity to constructed buildings. The term monolithic church is most often used to refer to the complex of eleven churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia, believed to have been created in the 12th century.

Lalibela: Christian Art of Ethiopia, the Monolithic Churches and Their Treasures. Afewek Tekle was not only Ethiopia's most famous artist. He was loved and respected all around the world for his amazing talent. EPUB FREE Lalibela Christian Art of Ethiopia The Monolithic Churches and Their Treasures Free Epub/MOBI/EBooks.

As evidence for their position, Mercier and Lepage point to the integrity of the overall design of the complex as well as to a.Yet Mercier’s and Lepage’s Lalibela remains a book wholly worthy of its subject

As evidence for their position, Mercier and Lepage point to the integrity of the overall design of the complex as well as to a certain consistency in the motifs and decorative detail. They also calculate that in terms of man-hours and cubic metres of extraction, the churches could have been completed in a couple of decades - a lot quicker, in fact, than building them. Yet Mercier’s and Lepage’s Lalibela remains a book wholly worthy of its subject. The achievement of the churches, the complexity of their sculpted architecture, the meanings and influences of the decoration and artefacts can all be gleaned from its beautifully produced pages.

The Unesco World Heritage site of Lalibela in Ethiopia is one of the most extraordinary places in the world. It contains thirteen churches hewn or carved from the native tufa rock in imitation of buildings. As legend has it, the site was founded in the 13th century by King Lalibala, ruler of a newly united kingdom a number of centuries after the fall of the sacred capital Aksum. However, nothing of its accepted or assumed history can be regarded as certain. Lalibela and the Ethiopian kingdom remained unknown to the West during the period of the Crusades, and first came to western notice when its ruler sent an embassy to Portugal at the beginning of the 16th century. Dissecting the fragmentary evidence--including decorations, church furnishings, manuscripts, and mural paintings--requires a knowledge of Ethiopian culture and its languages that the authors of this book are rare in possessing.This is the first book to consider this extraordinary site in all its many dimensions--historical and cultural, archaeological, architectural, art historical, and documentary.
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  • Beautifully bound book on Christian Art as brought forth in the incomparable 11th century monolithic rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The outstanding text complement s the stunning photographs. Anybody interested in the seldom-visited country of Lalibela should read this book - - even if you do not intend to go to Ethiopia. Having just returned from 13 days in this country, I can appreciate, and attest to, the convenience of this book which you can read from the comfort of your home, without having to trek the arduous paths that lead to these churches. Highly recommended for the curious, the traveler and those interested in history and art. I also highly recommend the seller for prompt service.