Heavily pictorial, with page after page of line drawings, this easy-to-follow guide to the symbolism of Christian liturgy, art, architecture, manuscripts, stained glass, and more is splendid. You'll find out about apostles, sacred monograms, symbolic flowers and trees, various kinds of crosses, and related paraphernalia. 192 pages, softcover. Morehouse.
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Review 1 for Saints, Signs, and Symbols: The Symbolic Language of Christian Art
Date:May 10, 2010
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 reference for all things "Saintly"; not an academic book, but truely a reference for bigger things.
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Review 2 for Saints, Signs, and Symbols: The Symbolic Language of Christian Art
Date:October 13, 2009
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. The background of the Saints is thoroughly explained. You will be highly enlightened by this book. Signs and symbols are always present in church and in religious work. This book takes the mystery out of signs and relates the meaning in an understandable manner. Good reading for lay and other workers,