Graven Images New England Stonecarving and Its Symbols, 1650-1815

ISBN-10: 0819560405

ISBN-13: 9780819560407

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

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Description: In Puritan England one art flourished: the symbolic art of mortuary monument stone carvers. This carefully researched, illustrated work was the first to consider this art in depth as a meaningful aesthetic-spiritual expression.

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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 2/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 532
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

List of Plates and Maps
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Puritan Background
The Language of Religious Symbols
Puritan Religion
The Function of Symbolism in Normative Puritan Theory
Puritan Symbolism in Religion Until 1800
Puritan Theology, Symbolism, and Imagery
Symbolic Mediacy and Immediacy in New England: Religion and Art
Symbolic Stonecarvings: A Study in Realized Eschatology
English Burial Rituals
Burial Rituals in New England
Iconography
New England Funerary Art
The Repertory of Symbols
Modalities of Meaning
Sources and Definitions of the Major New England Styles
English Stonecarving: 1550-1850
Engravings, Woodcuts, and Emblem Books
The Origins of the Provincial Baroque Style in Massachusetts: 1647-1735
The Growth of the Provincial Baroque Style in Massachusetts: 1722-1815
The Provincial Baroque Style in Rhode Island: 1690-1815
The Provincial Baroque Style in Connecticut in the 18th Century
The Origins and Development of the Neoclassical Style
The Origins and Development of the Ornamental Styles in New England
Summary
Conclusions
Puritanism and Puritan Art
The Vernacular and the Cultivated Traditions in Art
American Art and New England Stonecarving
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Maps
Index
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