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September 3 2015 at 4:44 AM
VirtualAni 


Response to Thierry's 'Vaspurakan'

 

Thanks for your comments, Mr Schauer. I have not so far considered getting a copy of Thierry's book because it was just reproducing the REA articles. But could you tell me - are there more photographs than in the original articles, and are they in colour? And what about his "Monuments arméniens de Haute-Arménie" - have you seen it and is that one just reproducing his old REA content too?

Cuneo's works seem more professional and detailed as far as dealing with the actual architecture. Thierry misses things and ignores many things (like ancillary buildings) - some of the misses are understandable given the conditions and the pioneering aspect of the work, but to miss recognising a whole chapel (such as at Hogeats vank), or not recognising a later addition as an addition (such as the west end of the church at Ardzgue) can seriously skew the description of a site.

 
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