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The Glittering Sound of Hagia Sophia and the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross in Constantinople

Bissera V. Pentcheva

Bissera V. Pentcheva is professor of medieval art at Stanford University, USA. She has published three books to date: Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium, The Sensual Icon: Space, Ritual, and the Senses in Byzantium, and Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium. Her articles on phenomenology and aesthetics of medieval art have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Gesta, Speculum, RES Journal of Anthropology and Aesthetics, Performance Research International, and Dumbarton Oaks Papers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Icons of Sound : Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art

Taylor & Francis Group, 2021

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...Introduction The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, observed on September 14, originated in Jerusalem. It commemorates two important events: the discovery of the True Cross in 326 CE by Helena, empress of the Holy Roman Empire (r...

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Lutz Koepnick

Lutz Koepnick is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts at Vanderbilt University, USA, where he also chairs the Department of German, Russian and East European Studies and directs the Joint-Ph.D. Program in Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP). Koepnick has published widely on film, media art, new media aesthetic, sound art, and intellectual history from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. He is the author of The Long Take: Art Cinema and the Wondrous (2017), Michael Bay: World Cinema in the Age of Populism (2017), On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary (2014); Framing Attention: Windows on Modern German Culture (2007); and The Dark Mirror: German Cinema between Hitler and Hollywood (2002). Koepnick is the co-author of Windows | Interface (2007), and co-editor of various anthologies on sound culture, new media aesthetics, aesthetic theory, German cinema, and questions of exile. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Resonant Matter : Sound, Art, and the Promise of Hospitality

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, 2012 (Ólafur Jónsson). See also Plate 6. On Slowness The field of screen-based installation, performance, and sound art has witnessed remarkable forays into the slow and durational over the last...

Echoes and Silences of Liturgy

Icons of Sound : Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art

Taylor & Francis Group, 2021

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...On the portal of the western facade of the Saint Peter church in Usson-du-Poitou, a short distance south of Poitiers, France, one reads a very short inscription engraved in irregular capital letters under the torso of a lion passant...