Stories in Stone

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  • Author : Douglas Keister
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
  • Rating : 4/5 from 10 reviews
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Download or Read online Stories in Stone full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Douglas Keister and published by Gibbs Smith which was released on 25 September 2021 with total page 288 pages. We cannot guarantee that Stories in Stone book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. 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, ethnicity, occupation, community interests, and much more. In the fascinating new book Stories in Stone: The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism by noted author Douglas Keister, the secrets of cemetery symbolism are finally revealed. For instance, did you know that it is quite rare to see a sunflower on a tombstone? Did you know that the human foot symbolizes humility and service since it consistently touches the earth? Or the humble sheaf of wheat-while it is often used to denote someone who has lived a long and fruitful life, do you know other meanings it might carry? Stories in Stone provides history along with images of a wide variety of common and not-so-common cemetery symbols, and offers an in-depth examination of stone relics and the personal and intimate details they display-flora and fauna, religious icons, society symbols, and final impressions of how the deceased wished to be remembered. Douglas Keister has created a practical field guide that is compact and portable, perfect for those interested in family histories and genealogical research, and is the only book of its kind that unlocks the language of symbols in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner. Douglas Keister has photographed fourteen award-winning, critically acclaimed books (including Red Tile Style: America's Spanish Revival Architecture, The Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Home, and Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties) earning him the title "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to other books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards. Doug lives in Chico, California, and travels frequently to photograph and lecture on historic architecture and photography.

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Douglas Keister
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 25 September 2021
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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, ethnicity, occupation,

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Douglas Keister
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 05 April 2004
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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, ethnicity, occupation,

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Jelle Zeilinga de Boer
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 01 May 2011
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In a series of entertaining essays, geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer describes how early settlers discovered and exploited Connecticut’s natural resources. Their successes as well as failures form the very basis of the state’s history: Chatham’s gold played a role in the acquisition of its Charter, and Middletown’s lead helped the colony gain its freedom during the Revolution. Fertile soils in the Central Valley fueled the state’s development into an agricultural power house, and iron

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : David B. Williams
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 27 August 2019
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Most people do not think to observe geology from the sidewalks of a major city, but all David B. Williams has to do is look at building stone in any urban center to find a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics. In Stories in Stone, he takes you on explorations to find 3.5-billion-year-old rock that looks like swirled pink-and-black taffy, a gas station made of petrified wood, and a Florida fort that has withstood three hundred

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Aïcha Abed
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 25 September 2021
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Between the second and the sixth centuries of the common era, elaborate mosaics were designed and created to pave the floors of town homes and rural estates of the Roman settlements in North Africa. These stunning mosaics were especially widespread in the colony of Africa Proconsularis, modern-day Tunisia, and covered a wide range of subject matter: from scenes of daily life and classical mythology, to abstract floral and geometric designs of rare vibrancy and complexity. A distinctive African style emerged,

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Stephen E. Nash
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 07 July 2016
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Vasily Konovalenko’s unique, dynamic, and theatrical sculptures stand alone in the gem-carving world—bawdy but not salacious, political but not diplomatic, boisterous and exuberant yet occasionally sensitive. Stories in Stone offers the first comprehensive treatment of the life of this little-known Russian artist and the remarkable history of his wonderful sculptures. Part art catalogue and part life history, Stories in Stone tells the tale of Konovalenko’s impressive works, explaining their conception, creation, and symbolism. Each handcrafted figure depicts

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Caroline Arnold
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 25 September 1996
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Describes the changing patterns of ancient life illuminated by the mysterious rock art found in the canyons of Coso Range in the Mojave Desert

Stories in Stone Memorialization the Creation of History and the Role of Preservation

Stories in Stone  Memorialization  the Creation of History and the Role of Preservation
  • Author : Emily Williams
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release : 06 October 2020
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In 1866, Alexander Dunlop, a free black living in Williamsburg Virginia, did three unusual things. He had an audience with the President of the United States, testified in front of the Joint Congressional Committee on Reconstruction, and he purchased a tombstone for his wife, Lucy Ann Dunlop. Purchases of this sort were rarities among Virginia’s free black community—and this particular gravestone is made more significant by Dunlop’s choice of words, his political advocacy, and the racialized rhetoric of

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Martial Rose,Julia Hedgecoe
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 25 September 1997
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The magnificent roof bosses of Norwich Cathedral, situated some 80 feet from the floor, represent one of the hidden glories of medieval art. This book reproduces the most striking examples, selected from photographs taken by distinguished photographer Julia Hedgecoe, under the auspices of the cathedral, from 1990 to 1995. Lively text by Martial Rose, one of Norwich's foremost medieval historians, fully describes each image. 74 illus. 70 in color.

Devils Tower

Devils Tower
  • Author : Mary Alice Gunderson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 25 September 1988
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Devils Tower National Monument, the first site designated a national monument in 1906 has drawn to it fascinating people and spawned stories of mythic proportion. This is the only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the people who have been drawn to it. Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentricsthey're all here! Chapters include Indian accounts of the landmark's origin, geology, historic exploration, classic climbs, and media events.