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Hidden Symbols in Art

Carr-Gomm, Sarah

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ISBN 10: 0847824020 / ISBN 13: 9780847824021
Published by Rizzoli Intl Pubns, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The illustrated decoder of symbols and figures in Western Art. FIRST EDITION, first printing with full reversed number line. Contains detailed commentaries on 75 great paintings--as well as illuminating analyses of more than 500 individual figures, symbols, and allegories from 700 years of artistic creation. Book condition is NEAR FINE with bump to mid back board. The jacket is VERY GOOD+ with slight smudging to white cover, tear at back top near spine, and very slight yellowing to the edges. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000330

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Title: Hidden Symbols in Art

Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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Hidden Symbols in Art:

-Is an authorative, informative, and easy-to-guide to the mythological, religious, historic, literary, and symbolic traditions which have inspired artists from all ages, and continue to inspire today.

-Provides detailed commentaries on 75 great paintings-as well as illuminating analyses of more than 500 individual figures, symbols, and allegories from 700 years of artistic creation.

-Gives essential information on the characters, both real and imagined, whose lives and stories inspired centuries of artists-from Apollo, Zeus, and their fellow Olympian gods and goddesses to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the apostles, and the saints.

-Includes fascinating feature panels, illustrated with details from great works of art, explaining how to interpret a wide range of artistic themes, from the nine Muses to the Seven Deadly Sins.

-Concludes with a reference list of specific paintings cited or illustrated in the book, with details of the museum or gallery in which they may be seen.

About the Author:

For 11 years Sarah Carr-Gomm was head of art history at Mander Portmen Woodward College, one of London's leading tutorial colleges. In 1983 she founded Art History Abroad, a company which organizes educational courses in Europe. She has written books in Manet, Seurat and Goya, as well as an artistic guide to Rome.

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