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Symbols in church art (Iconography - I think)

Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2016, 2017(with son))
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#1
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.
 

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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!
 
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