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Dictionary of subjects and symbols in art

Author: James Hall
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The understanding and enjoyment of a work of art depends as much on the story it depicts as on the artist's execution of it. But what were once biblical or classical commonplaces are not so readily recognizable today. This book relates in a succinct and readable way the themes, sacred and secular, on which the repertoire of Western art is based. Here in a single volume are combined religious, classical, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Lexikon
Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Wörterbuch
Reference sources
Reference works
Dictionaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Hall
ISBN: 9780813343938 0813343933
OCLC Number: 156811913
Description: xxxv, 364 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Kenneth Clark --
Preface to the Second Edition --
Preface to the First Edition --
Note to the Revised Edition --
Acknowledgements --
Notes --
Sources --
Bibliography --
The dictionary --
Supplementary index.
Responsibility: James Hall ; introduction by Kenneth Clark.

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"It is clearly written, well arranged, and can be read for its own sake as a compendium of the image-making faculty of Western man. I would recommend it strongly to anyone who wishes to increase his Read more...

 
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