The Square Halo and Other Mysteries of Western Art: Images and the Stories That Inspired Them by Sally Fisher
8vo. pp. 176. illustrated. hardcover. dw. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1995.
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ISBN-10: 0810944634 / ISBN-13: 9780810944633
Fisher "translates" the symbolism found in many Old Testament stories, the rich lore of the saints, angels, devils, and monsters, as well as enduring classical myths--which has been lost to many modern readers--revealing not only the true subject matter of the works, but also the drama, color, humor, and ocassional quirkiness of these artistic narratives. 150 illustrations, 134 in color.