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By David Stephenson

There is an airy magic to status underneath a dome, neck craned, having a look up at a imaginative and prescient of the heavens created by means of a few long-ago determine of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the ability of the dome turns out transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic photographs of dome interiors catch this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven some of the most spectacularly attractive books we have ever produced.

Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, between different international locations, and photographing church buildings, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second one to the early 20th century, Stephenson's paintings quantities to a veritable typology of the cupola. His pictures current complicated geometrical constructions, wealthy stucco undefined, and problematic work as they've got by no means been obvious earlier than. Brilliantly calibrated exposures demonstrate information and hues that might differently stay hidden in those dimly lit areas.

Visions of Heaven exhibits greater than one hundred twenty photos, together with the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine church buildings of Turkey, the nice domes of the Renaissance, the ornamental cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo a while, and a nineteenth-century synagogue in Hungary.

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