Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography


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By Douglas Keister

A detailed and enlightened guide to the elaborate vocabulary of visual symbols found on gravestones and other memorials to the dead. Plants and flowers, animals real and mythical, mortality symbols and religious iconography--all can be found in this fascinating field guide to the art and architecture of cemeteries. (Hardcover, Gibbs Smith, 2004.)