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Symbols in church art (Iconography - I think)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Camino Frances topics' started by Perry el Peregrino, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Perry el Peregrino

    Perry el Peregrino New Member

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    I walked the French way last year and the Portugese recently and have become more interested in the meaning behind the art, be it sculpture, paintings or glass. Can anyone recommend a good book or website that explains the meanings of the various symbols. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mspath

    mspath Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Scan either the paperback or ebook version available on Amazon of The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook by David M. Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson. It is a useful introduction to art and architectural history along the camino.

    Another basic scholarly source for religious/architectural iconography is
    How to Read a Church,
    Richard Taylor, 2003.

    Happy research and Buen camino!
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
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  3. Perry el Peregrino

    Perry el Peregrino New Member

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    Thank you to both of you. I've ordered these and look forward to reading them
     
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