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Signs & Symbols in Christian Art

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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.

Synopsis:

Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art.

About the Author

The late George Ferguson was Rector of Saint Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Parish in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents

The Reason Why by Rush H. Kress

An Introduction by George Ferguson

I. Animals, Birds, and Insects

II. Flowers, Trees, and Plants

III. Earth and Sky

IV. The Human Body

V. The Old Testament

VI. St. John the Baptist

VII. The Virgin Mary

VIII. Jesus Christ

IX. The Trinity, the Madonna, and Angels

X. The Saints

XI. Radiances, Letters, Colors, and Numbers

XII. Religious Dress

XIII. Religious Objects

XIV. Artifacts

List of Plates

Index of Names and Subjects

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195014327
Author:
Ferguson, George
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Ferguson, George
Author:
null, George
Location:
London :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Architecture | Religious Art
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Religious Art
Subject:
Painting, Renaissance
Subject:
Art & Architecture | Religious Art
Subject:
Art/Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Comp & Unabrdgd
Series Volume:
v. 199
Publication Date:
19661231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.16x5.33x.67 in. .57 lbs.

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