Signs and Symbols in Christian Art: With Illustrations from Paintings from the Renaissance by George FergusonSigns and Symbols in Christian Art: With Illustrations from Paintings from the Renaissance by George Ferguson

Signs and Symbols in Christian Art: With Illustrations from Paintings from the Renaissance

byGeorge Ferguson

Paperback | December 1, 1966

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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 completeand 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 andtheir 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.
The late George Ferguson was Rector of Saint Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Parish in Tucson, Arizona.
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Title:Signs and Symbols in Christian Art: With Illustrations from Paintings from the RenaissanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.63 inPublished:December 1, 1966Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195014324

ISBN - 13:9780195014327

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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.

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"An excellent resource with its nicely organized and easy-to-find explanations of persons, symbols, events/beliefs depicted in Christian art. My students found it to be a useful tool as they worked on their interpretations of paintings and other artistic renderings of NT texts. I hope thisbook will stay in print."--Professor Benjamin Fiore, Canisius College