Stories in Stone The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

ISBN-10: 158685321X
ISBN-13: 9781586853211
Edition: 2004
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Description: 'Stories in Stone' provides illuminating history & stunning images of a wide variety of funerary architecture including headstones, mausoleums, chapels, tombs, sculptures, & more, & offers an in-depth examination of stone relics & the intimate  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Publication date: 4/5/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

'Stories in Stone' provides illuminating history & stunning images of a wide variety of funerary architecture including headstones, mausoleums, chapels, tombs, sculptures, & more, & offers an in-depth examination of stone relics & the intimate details they display.

<p Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."</p

Preface
Introduction
Funerary Architecture: Designed for Eternity
Mausoleums, Chapels, Offices
Tombs, Sculptures, Memorials
The Sarcophagus
Stone Sentinels: Designed for Remembrance
Flora
Plants and Flowers
Fruits, Grains, and Vines
Trees and Bushes
Fauna
Animals
Fowls and Insects
Fishes and Mollusks
Reptiles and Amphibians
Mythical Creatures
The Evangelists
The Human Condition
The Seven Virtues
Human Body Parts
Worldly Symbols
Mortality Symbols
Religious Devotion
Christian Symbolism
Hebrew Symbolism
Chinese and Japanese Symbolism
Heavenly Messengers
The Cross
Secret Societies, Clubs, and Fraternal Organizations
Acronyms of Societies, Clubs, and Organizations
Final Impressions
Gallery
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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