Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art, Paperback

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
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  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9780719541476



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