A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

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About The Book

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.

About 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.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Touchstone (January 2011)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439123843

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