Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art

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9780064333146: Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art

A companion volume to James Hall's "Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art", which deals with Christian and Western art, this work includes the art of Egypt, the ancient Near East, Christian and classical Europe, India, and the Far East. It explores the language of symbols in art, showing how paintings, drawings and sculpture express many shades of meaning from simple, everyday hopes and fears to the profoundest philosophical and religious aspirations.

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This admirable guide treads a sure-footed path through this minefield and will be invaluable to scholars and to all those interested in the subject. ( Apollo)

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James Hall's book explores the language of symbols in art. He shows us how familiar, everyday objects in paintings, drawings and sculpture often carry a deeper layer of meaning. Interpreting this language is a fascinating study. The book provides keys to the symbols helping explain them.

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