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                                                     St. Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy

St. Apollinare Nuovo, a standard western basilica with a nave and two aisles, an apse and arcaded colonnades, was built in the 6th century originally as Theodoric's palatinate church.  Perhaps the façade was originally closed by a four-sided portico, but now it is preceded by a 16th century marble portico.  On the right side there is a cylindrical bell-tower of the 9th or 10th century, characteristic of the buildings of Ravenna. The magnificent mosaics depicting processions of Virgins and Martyrs represent one of the most typical examples of the Byzantine style.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N 31, 5300, 7832
  •  NA 200, 212

LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  •  Byzantine Architecture
  • Romanesque Architecture
  • Ravenna

           (When using the index in the books,  look under Ravenna)

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  •  Beckwith, John.   Early Christian and Byzantine Art.  1993.

                        Call Number:  N7832 .B3

  • Kostof, Spiro.  A History of Architecture.  1995.

                         Call Number:  NA200 .K65 1995

  • Krautheimer, Richard.  Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture.  1975.

                          Call Number:  NA4817 .K7 1975

  • Lowden, John.  Early Christian and Byzantine Art.  1997.

                          Call Number:  N7832 .L563 1997

  • Milburn, Robert.  Early Christian Art and Architecture.  1988

                          Call Number:  N7832 .M47 1988

  • Schapiro, Meyer.  Late Antique, Early Christian and Mediaeval Art.  1979.

                           Call Number:  N7832 .S26

  • Simson, Otto Georg von.  Byzantine Art and Statecraft in Ravenna.  1972.

                         Call Number:  NA3780 .S5 1987

  • Sutton, Ian.  Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to the Present.  1999.

                         Call Number:  NA200 .S93 1999

  •  Van der Meer, F.  Early Christian Art.  1967.

                         Call Number:  N7832 .M4313

  • Watkin, David.  A History of Western Architecture.  2000.

                           Call Number:  NA200 .W412 2000

  • Wharton, Annabel.  Refiguring the Post Classical City: Dura Europos, Jerash, Jerusalem and Ravenna.  1995.

                         Call Number:  NA212 .W48 1995

  • Yarwood, Doreen. The Architecture of Europe. 1991.

                          Call Number:  NA957 .Y37 v. 2.

Reference Books

  • Dictionary of Art.  1996. 

                 Call Number:  REF N31 .D5 1996 v.26, 34-35.

  • Encyclopedia of World Art.

                   Call Number REF N31 .E533 v.12,  645-49.

  • Gardner’s Art Through the Ages.  1996. 

                   Call Number:  REF N5300. G25 1996b v.1, 271-73.

  • Honour, Hugh.  The Visual Arts:  A History.  2000.

                  Call Number:  REF N5300 .H68 2000, 307-08.

  • Janson, H.W.  History of Art.  2001. 

                 Call Number:  REF N5300 .J3 2001, 221-22.

  • Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture.  1987.

                    Call Number:  REF NA200 .F63 1987, 281.

  • Snyder, James.  Medieval Art.  1989.

                   Call Number:  REF N5975 .S58 1989, 115-18.

  • Stalley, Roger.  Early Medieval Architecture.  1999.

                  Call Number:  REF NA350 .S78 1999, 23, 29.


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Oxford Art Online

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.   

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