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Armenian Art. Critical History and New Perspectives

Studies in Armenian and Eastern Christian Art 2020

edited by

Aldo Ferrari    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Stefano Riccioni    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Marco Ruffilli    Université de Genève, Suisse    

Beatrice Spampinato    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The exploration of Armenian art began in the 19th century thanks to French, Russian, German, Finnish, Austrian and Armenian art historians, and continued in the 20th century mainly with Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian, American and Italian scholars. Thanks to them, the general public, not just researchers, had the chance to discover the artistic heritage of a territory extending beyond the borders of present-day Armenia, and encompassing an area defined as Subcaucasia, a term by which is meant the territory that runs from the Southern Caucasus into the Iranian and Anatolian highlands. Interest in Armenian art, from illuminated manuscripts to khachkars and architecture, has grown in the last twenty years, giving these testimonies a global dimension. The volume illustrates the characteristics, themes and methods of the various research paths emerging from the different historiographical traditions, thus tracing a map that helps to orient oneself among the artistic and cultural phenomena of this complex territory, providing different keys to understanding them and useful reasoning for future scientific investigations.

Dec. 21, 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Aldo Ferrari, Stefano Riccioni, Marco Ruffilli, Beatrice Spampinato. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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Aldo Ferrari    Stefano Riccioni   
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Aldo Ferrari    Stefano Riccioni   
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Le missioni di studio e la mostra fotografica del 1968 tra premesse critiche e prospettive di ricerca
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A Need to Break Taboos in the Study of Medieval Architecture
Patrick Donabédian   
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Un caso di studio attraverso le carte d’archivio
Beatrice Spampinato   
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