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Signs and Symbols in Christian Art

 
 
 
 
Signs and Symbols in Christian Art
Author: George Ferguson
ISBN 13: 9780195014327
ISBN 10: 195014324
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1961
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $19.99
 
 

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.