Title: SAINTS AND THEIR SYMBOLS: RECOGNIZING SAINTS IN ART AND IN POPULAR IMAGES
Description:
Fernando Lanzi and Gioia Lanzi provide a book with a simple and direct approach to the saint's biography and iconography. Christian saints, in both the East and in the West, have historically been associated with particular accoutrements or "attributes" by which they are identified. Through such associations, these signs come to life in visual imagery and iconography, in statuary, and in popular imagination. In the course of time, however, such attributes have become dimmed in the minds of many. This book revivifies these saintly attributes and enhances foremost in the minds of its readers the associations built up by tradition. For those unacquainted with traditional attributes associated with the saints, this book will serve as a useful introduction. Short biographies anchor the saints in their legendary and historical exploits, almost all of which are accompanied by beautiful photographs illustrating the saints' distinctive attributes. 240 pages
Media ID: 32986
Length: 240
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Level: A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult