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ARMENIAN ART

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by Sirarpie Der Nersessian After a brief resume of the achievement of the Urartian period and an examination of the rare relics of antiquity, Der Nersessian concentrates on the millennium following the establishment of Christianity as the state religion early in the fourth century AD. Architecture, sculpture, and painting - in particular the magnificent illuminate manuscripts - are discussed and illustrated in chapters which correspond to the principal epochs of Armenian history down to the seventeenth century. Nearly 180 illustrations, the majority in color and many of the photographed directly in Russia, Turkey, and Jerusalem, reveal the full extent of the Armenian cultural achievement.