VISIONS OF HEAVEN
The Dome in European Architecture

DAVID STEPHENSON
192pp 125 COLOUR ILLUS 2005 OUT OF PRINT AA18

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Description
From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the power of the dome is transcendent, and Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic images capture this evanescent drama. Travelling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany and Russia, among other countries, and photographing churches, palaces, mosques and synagogues from the second to the early twentieth century, his work amounts to a veritable typology of the cupola. The images present complex geometrical structures, rich stucco decorations and elaborate paintings as they have never been seen before. Beautifully calibrated exposures reveal details and colours that would otherwise remain hidden in these dimly lit spaces.