Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western ArtBook - 1994
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 author's work, Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art, deals with the symbolism of Christian and classical art. Here, the horizons are wider. He now includes the art of ancient Egypt and the Near and Far East whose civilizations employed a great variety of art forms that expressed many shades of meaning, from simple, everyday hopes and fears to the profoundest philosophical and religious aspirations. Each had its own, clearly distinguished language of symbols. This book provides their keys, comparing and contrasting one with another.
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1994
Branch Call Number: REF 704.946 Hal 05ad 01
Characteristics: xii, 244 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Alternative Title: Hall's illustrated dictionary of symbols in Eastern and Western art