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Published: 31 December 1966

304 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195014327

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Signs and Symbols in Christian Art

With Illustrations from Paintings from the Renaissance

George Ferguson

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.

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