About the Author

John Lowden is professor of art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He was elected member of the Academia Europaea in 2006 and corresponding fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2011. His extensive publications include The Making of the Bibles Moralisées, and Early Christion and Byzantine Art, awarded the 2002 Gruendler Prize for the best book in medieval studies, and Early Christian and Byzantine Art, which has been translated into French, Greek, Japanese, and Korean.