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Signs and Symbols in Christian Art: With Illustrations from Paintings from the Renaissance

Oxford University Press / 1966 / Paperback

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First published in 1954 and having gone through several editions, this comprehensive book remains the authoritative source in the field. This paperback edition include all of the 350 illustrations from the original edition, as well as the complete and unabridged text. Divided into fourteen chapters, text and illustrations reveal 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, Goerge Ferguson explores the Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 183
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1966
Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 X 5/8 (inches)
ISBN: 0195014324
ISBN-13: 9780195014327
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Publisher's Description

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.

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

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