Book — 228 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Between 1966 and 2000, Italian art historians traveled across the historical regions of Turkey in order to explore the architecture surviving from the Middle Ages (400?1400 CE). These trips resulted in a substantial number of photographs, later collected in the Center for Documentation of Byzantine Art History of Sapienza (CDSAB). Curated by art historians Livia Bevilacqua and Giovanni Gasbarri, the exhibition offers a look into the holdings of CDSAB for the first time.0?Picturing a Lost Empire: An Italian Lens on Byzantine Art in Anatolia, 1960?2000? draws extensively on the photographs and other archival materials of the CDSAB, focusing specifically on four historical regions: eastern Turkey; Lycia; Mesopotamia and Tur ?Abdin; Cilicia and Isauria. These outstanding materials, gathered over the course of almost fifty years, attest to the story of monuments and artifacts that, in many cases, have since been radically transformed or have even vanished. The exhibition invites visitors to follow this unique route from Rome to the East, to rediscover the remains of a lost empire, and to step into the scenic landscape that surrounds them.00Exhibition: ANAMED, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilization, Istanbul, Turkey (01.06. - 31.12.2018).