Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art Paperback
This dictionary relates in a succinct, readable way the themes, sacred and secular, on which the repertoire of European art is based. Cross-references enable the reader to identify the subject of a picture simply from some characteristic object or figure in it. Here in a single volume are combined religious and historical themes.
The "Dictionary" also explores the "lost language" of symbol and attribute, thus opening up the whole field of allegory.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, illustrations, bibliography, index
- Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
- Publication Date: 01/09/1989
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9780719541476