W. Eugene Kleinbauer; Antony White; Henry Matthews
- Fully illustrated with spectacular photos of the Hagia Sophia
- Engaging guide traces the building’s history from the 6th century to the present
Hagia Sophia’s soaring dome and arches, adorned with luminous gold mosaic-work and gleaming marbles, have inspired awe among generations of visitors. This fully illustrated guide traces the building’s development from its foundation as the principle church of Constantinople in the 6th century to its present role as a museum.
W. Eugene Kleinbauer is a specialist in Byzantine and Medieval art and has lectured and written extensively about Hagia Sophia. He is Professor Emeritus of both the Department of Art History and the Department of near Eastern Languages and Civilization at Indiana University Bloomington, USA. Antony White is a publisher and art historian who studied history and art history at Oxford and Columbia universities. Henry Matthews is an architectural historian who studied at Cambridge University and has practised architecture and taught at universities on both sides of the Atlantic.