A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

Paperback (01 Jun 1996)

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780684826837
Publisher: Touchstone
Imprint: Touchstone
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 282g
Height: 203mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 14mm