A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

Overview

Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols.

Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories -- from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac -- this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements in any Christian work of art. 162 paintings from every century illustrate the enduring ...

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Overview

Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols.

Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories -- from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac -- this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements in any Christian work of art. 162 paintings from every century illustrate the enduring themes of our biblical heritage.

A short introductory essay explains how to use the handbook and the functions of symbols in art. Cross-references, illustrations, a detailed index, and the pocket-book size make A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art an invaluable work for museum-goers, students, travelers, art collectors, and general readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684826837
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,455,654
  • Product dimensions: 4.37 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gertrude Grace Sill, a graduate of Smith College and Wesleyan University, is an art historian, curator, and professor. She has lectured and published for over forty years.

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