The Square Halo and Other Mysteries of Western Art: Images and the Stories That Inspired Them

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Harry N Abrams Incorporated, 1995 - Art - 176 pages
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Fisher "translates" the symbolism found in many Old Testament stories, the rich lore of the saints, angels, devils, and monsters, as well as enduring classical myths--which has been lost to many modern readers--revealing not only the true subject matter of the works, but also the drama, color, humor, and ocassional quirkiness of these artistic narratives. 150 illustrations, 134 in color.

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The most entertaining art history book I ever read. Unforgettable. Read full review

Review: The Square Halo and Other Mysteries of Western Art: Images and the Stories That Inspired Them

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This was interesting for the stories behind the art. Also, for explaining the use of symbols to identify and differentiate different individuals, particularly saints. Example, you see a woman with a ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
THE VIRGIN MARY
15
THE LIFE OF JESUS
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Copyright

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