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Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography

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Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography - Keister, Douglas (Photographer)
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Certain symbols abound in modern Western culture that are instantly recognizable: the cross signifies Christianity, the six-pointed Star of David is revered by Jews, the golden arches frequently means it's time for lunch. Other symbols, however, require a bit of decoding-particularly those found in cemeteries. Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. Engravings on tombstones, mausoleums and memorials tell us just about everything there is to know about a person- date of birth and death as well as religion, ...

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Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography 2004, Gibbs Smith

ISBN-13: 9781586853211

Hardcover