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Author Barbe-Gall, Françoise

Common Titl Comprendre les symboles en peinture. English
Title How to understand a painting : decoding symbols in art / Françoise Barbe-Gall ; [translation by Emily Read]

Publ Info London : Frances Lincoln, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  ND1288 .B3713 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 311 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "Original edition published in French, Éditions du Chêne - Hachette-Livre, c2007"
Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-301)
Choosing ten symbols from the natural world (the sun, the shell, the bird) and ten man-made (the window, the book, the mirror), Franise Barbe-Gall illuminates our understanding of how these have been used and developed in art from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, with sixty-eight wonderfully vivid examples
LC subject Painting -- Themes, motives
Symbolism in art
ISBN 9780711232136 (pbk)
071123213X (pbk)