Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 August 2012

224 Pages | 73 black and white halftones, 20 color halftones


ISBN: 9780199766604

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Nectar and Illusion

Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Henry Maguire

Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture

  • Richly illustrated with a 16-page color insert and 73 black and white halftones
  • Provides the first book-length study of the role of nature in Byzantine art
  • Puts forth a new interpretation of iconoclasm that considers nature-derived imagery as well as portrait icons