Signs & Symbols in Christian Art

Signs & Symbols in Christian Art

Book - 1961
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art

Oxford University Press
First published in 1954 and having gone through several editions, this comprehensive book remains the authoritative source in the study of symbols in Christian art. This paperback edition includes all of the three hundred fifty illustrations from the original edition, as well as the complete and unabridged text, revealing . the symbolism inherent in representations of religious personages, the Earth and Sky, animals, birds, insects, and flowers. In addition to a discussion of objects treated symbolically in Christian art, George Ferguson explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art. In addition to a discussion of objects treated symbolically in Christian art, George Ferguson explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art.


Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1961
ISBN: 9780195014327
0195014324
Branch Call Number: 704.9482 FER 1961
Characteristics: 183 p., [112] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm

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