How to Read a Church: A Guide to Symbols and Images in Churches and Cathedrals

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Hidden Spring, 2003 - Architecture - 246 pages
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Explores the principal features of a church or cathedral and what each represents, such as the significance of church layout, the importance of such details as the use of colors or letters, the identity of people and scenes, and the symbolism of animals and plants. Original.
 

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This is a good reference, but I've read most of this information elsewhere. Hence, I went through it quickly. Read full review

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Contents

PRELIMINARIES
1
CHURCH BUILDING AND FURNITURE
21
CROSSES AND CRUCIFIXES
39
GOD
48
JESUS
57
THE VIRGIN MARY
83
SAINTS
92
THE OLD TESTAMENT
132
ANIMALS BIRDS AND FISH
182
PLANTS
201
LETTERS AND WORDS
214
HOW TO READ A PRIEST
225
The Creed Sequence
234
Selected Further Reading
236
Index
238
Copyright

DOCTORS ANGELS AND ABSTRACTS
168

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