Gomidas Institute (Publisher)2010 London
Size: 9 1/2" x 8 3/4"
Language(s): English, Turkish
The tenth century Armenian Church of the Holy Cross or Surp Khach on the island of Aghtamar is one of the most important architectural sites in Turkey. With its unique sculptural carvings depicting a complex of biblical and secular themes, this church is a jewel of medieval Armenain and early Christian art and architecture. Based on a variety of sources from the tenth and twentieth centuries, Aghtamar: A Jewel of Medieval Armenian Architecture gives a fascinating history of the church of the Holy Cross and includes invaluable architectural drawings and color photographs that allow readers to follow the complex sculptural narratives with great ease.