Monreale The Cathedral, the Mosaics, the Cloister
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This is a detailed, comprehensive and lavishly illustrated account of the Cathedral of Monreale – one of the most outstanding monuments of medieval Europe and its incomparable Norman mosaics. The book explores all the key elements and features: the building's origins and construction; its Byzantine and origins; its magnificent mosaics; and its gardens.
This book provides a new vision of the Cathedral of Monreale as a work of art, rather than as an administrative and dynastic tool. It presents the chronological study of the activity of mosaic-designer, architects and craftsmen. It also shows how the mosaics were built as well as some reflections on the history of their restoration.
A rich text with never-seen-before photographs offers a unique insight into this incredible masterpiece.