It is hard to imagine a more distinguished group of contributors than the ones assembled here. The catalogue will stand apart from previous scholarship on this subject because it is focused specifically on Crete (and addresses) the kernel of the "Creten question": namely, how did the restless little socially mixed, commercially dynamic cities on the fringe of an island of peasant small-holders assume the artistic mantle of Constantinople and turn it into a Renaissance art-industry? This catalogue addresses that kernel through the person of Angelos. Angelos is the product of a generation`s scholarly effort, and it is exciting to see the components of his painstaking construction laid out here - historical, artistic, economic, social.
Annemarie Weyl - Carr, Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita Southern Methodist University Dallas