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Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art

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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. Combined here in a single volume are religious, classical, and historical themes, figures of moral allegory, and characters from romantic poetry that appeared throughout paintings ...

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Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
2019, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780367097059

2nd New edition

Hardcover

Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
2014, Routledge, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780813343938

8th edition

Trade paperback

Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
1989, John Murray Publishers Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780719541476

Trade paperback

Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
1979, John Murray Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780719529849

Rev edition

Hardcover

Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
1979, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780064333160

Rev edition

Hardcover

Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
1974, Harper & Row Barnes & Noble Import Division, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780064333153

Hardcover

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