Jelena Bogdanović, Ida Sinkević, Marina Mihaljević, and Cedomila Marinkovic, eds. Type and Archetype in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture. Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, volume 19. Brill 2023.
This book addresses typology of Late Antique and Byzantine art and architecture in eight wide-ranging contributions from an international group of scholars. A dialogue between type and its ultimate source, archetype, surpasses issues of formalism and conventional chronological narratives to suggest a more nuanced approach to typology as a systematic and systemic classification of types in the visual landscape of the pagans, Jews, and Christians.
Set against the contemporaneous cultural context, select examples of Mediterranean material culture confirm the great importance of type-and-archetype constructs for theoretical discourse on architecture and visual arts.