Signs and Symbols in Christian Art : With Illustrations from Paintings of the Renaissance Paperback
Part of the Galaxy Books series
First published in 1954 and having gone through several editions, this comprehensive book remains the authoritative source in the field.
This paperback edition includes 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, George Ferguson explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, plates, line-drawings
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 30/06/1977
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9780195014327