First published in 1954 and having gone through several editions, this comprehensive book remains the authoritative source in the field. This paperback edition include 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, Goerge Ferguson explores the Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art.
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