Saints, Signs, and Symbols: The Symbolic Language of Christian Art

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Church Publishing, Inc., Jul 1, 2009 - Art - 168 pages
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This thoroughly updated and comprehensive new edition enhances the well-loved and often-used earlier work as a guide to symbolism in Christian liturgical art, architecture, manuscripts, stained glass, and more. The new book is more heavily pictorial in an effort to provide an even stronger resource for artists and researchers, as well as the general browsing public. It addresses the rich history of Christian symbolism, presented for the twenty-first century reader. This unique resource offers page after page of line drawings depicting sacred monograms, saints, crosses, altars, flowers, fruits and trees, plus symbols of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, the Church Year, the Apostles, the Holy Trinity; and much more. Completely updated and with ecumenical appeal, this useful new reference book expands on its earlier and well-earned reputation for providing clear and reliable information on Christian symbolism.
 

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User Review  - Brenda Hemphill - Christianbook.com

Indeed it is heavily pictorial just as the descrription allows. I had expected more text with the line drawings, but I will use this book as a reference for my Visual Journal. This is a great ... Read full review

Review: Saints, Signs, and Symbols: The Symbolic Language of Christian Art

User Review  - Elizabeth Kane - Christianbook.com

I had an older edition of Saints, Signs, and Symbols, but mislaid. It was perhaps a good thing. This is an updated version. It is more detailed. Symbols, and signs, clearly identified and explained ... Read full review

Contents

God the Father
2
God the Son
4
God the Holy Spirit
7
The Holy Trinity
8
The Virgin
11
The Evangelists
15
The Saints
19
Signs of the Spirit
73
Crosses
101
Stars
115
Birds
117
Beasts and Animals
120
Plowers and Plants
126
How to Draw a Shield
140
Forms of the Shield
141
Heraldic Terms
142

Old Testament
74
Church Emblems
80
Church Year
84
Monograms
88
Forms of the Nimbus Halo and Aureola
93
Other Faiths
98
Symbols of Faith
100
Color for Artists
145
Significance and Use of Colors
146
Acknowledgments
147
About the Authors
150
index Page numbers in italics indicate an illustration
151
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