This was an invaluable guide to the symbolism used in art and the various meanings.
While there are many books that contradict one another when it comes to symbolism, this book is one that commonly agrees with others I have read or consulted.
Every art historian--student, amateur, or professional--should own a copy of this book.
Just what I expected to get and right on time, will be using it for a lot of my school papers and personal interests.Published 14 days ago by Sarah
This is my "go to" book to recommend to anyone studying renaissance paintings. I sold a number of them when I worked in a museum store. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pat Vann
This is a wonderful guide to Christian iconography and saints' stories. Good item to take into the European museums laden with
Christian art. Read more
the condition is good, not great. I thought there was a just jacket included, perhaps my mistake. Otherwise, as describedPublished 10 months ago by raymond a carbone
ONLY BLACK And WHITE Illustrations.
I should have upgrade to a hard cover with color plates. Not engaging enough for casual read
Bought this book for a class and am pretty happy with it overall. Could use some more illustrations and it would be nice if the size of the book was a little larger than standard. Read morePublished 20 months ago by that girl
This book does a good job of listing and describing the various signs and symbols, but the drawings of them are very simple and not always the best examples of the type. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Catherine