Signs and Symbols in Christian Art: With Illustrations from Paintings from the Renaissance (Galaxy Books) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195014327
ISBN-10: 0195014324
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date:
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Galaxy Books