Τhe book presents the fascinating history of the Byzantine Palace of Mistras, originally erected in the 13th century, which became the seat of the Despots of Mistras and centre of the final flourishing of the Byzantine Culture. The impressive complex, documented in an extensive photographic archive, is described in detail, together with the restoration works and applied techniques that revealed to us its restored form.

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    The book tells the story of the Byzantine Palace of Mistras, erected in the mid-13th century and later expanded to become the seat of the Byzantine governors, and from the mid-14th century the seat of the Despots of Mistras, and the administrative centre around which commerce and culture flourished during the final phase of the Byzantine Empire. The palace reached its final form with the extensions made at the beginning of the 15th century. It was abandoned in the 18th century and decayed into a three-storey ruin until our times. These ruins, which are described in detail, were investigated and documented in an extensive photographic archive, leading to a restoration plan according to the original form of the palace. In addition, the organisation of the restoration works, the applied techniques and the structural details are explicitly discussed, revealing the restored Palace form.

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    Weight 2200 g
    Dimensions 21 × 28 cm
    Binding

    Language

    English

    Pages 408
    Images 906
    Drawings
    • SINOS STEFANOS

      The author was born in Athens and studied architecture at the Technical Universities of Munich and Karlsruhe, graduating from the latter in 1962. From 1963, he served as assistant to the Chair of History of Architecture at the University of Karlsruhe and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering in 1967. In 1970, he became lecturer (Privatdozent) of History and Theory of Architecture at the same University. Thereafter he was elected Professor of Architectural Morphology and Rhythmology (Architectural Form and Style Theory) at the Technical University of Athens, serving from 1972 to 1985. In 1984 he became member of the Work Team for the restoration of the monuments of Mistras, and subsequently he was elected President of the Committee for the Restoration of the Monuments of Mistras for the Greek Ministry of Culture. He also served for ten years as an ancillary consultant for the preservation and restoration of folk houses in Cyprus. He has published two books on the Mistras monuments in Greek (Τα Μνημεία του Μυστρά, Athens 2009, and Η Αρχιτεκτονική του Καθολικού της Μονής της Παντάνασσας του Μυστρά, Athens 2012) and others on broad architectural themes in German and English, as well as many articles in various journals and encyclopedias.

STEFANOS SINOS

The late Byzantine Palace of Mistras and its restoration

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Τhe book presents the fascinating history of the Byzantine Palace of Mistras, originally erected in the 13th century, which became the seat of the Despots of Mistras and centre of the final flourishing of the Byzantine Culture. The impressive complex, documented in an extensive photographic archive, is described in detail, together with the restoration works and applied techniques that revealed to us its restored form.

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