Graven Images: New England Stonecarving and Its Symbols, 1650-1815 (Paperback)

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The classic study of gravestone art

In Puritan New England, with its abiding concern for things not of this world and its distrust of forms and ceremonies, one art flourished: the symbolic art of mortuary monument stonecarvers. This carefully researched, beautifully illustrated work was the first to consider this art in depth as a meaningful aesthetic-spiritual expression. It is reissued for today's readers, with a new preface outlining changes in the field since the book appeared in 1966.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780819560407
ISBN-10: 0819560405
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2000
Pages: 532
Language: English