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Stories in Stone Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 21 May 2022
  • ISBN : 158685321X
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 10 voters

Stories in Stone Book Summary/Review:

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.

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Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Douglas Keister
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 158685321X
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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 Date : 2011-05-01
  • ISBN : 0819572470
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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 Date : 2019-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780295746470
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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

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  • Author : Caroline Arnold
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 0395720923
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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

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Aïcha Abed
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780892368037
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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 : Douglas Keister
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2004-04-05
  • ISBN : 9781423611004
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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 New York

Stories in Stone New York
  • Author : Douglas Keister
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781423621027
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Includes a folded comprehensive cemetery gazetteer to the cemeteries in all five New York boroughs and southern Westchester County, glued to the inside back cover.

Stories in Stone from the Roman Forum

Stories in Stone from the Roman Forum
  • Author : Isabel Lovell
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2007-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781434487261
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The stories behind the greatest structures of ancient Rome, including Julius Caesar's Basilica and Temple, the Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Forum, and more.

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 Date : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781648890550
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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 : Willis Thomas Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1926
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B50619
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Jesus: His Story in Stone

Jesus: His Story in Stone
  • Author : Mike Mason
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2017-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781525512216
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Jesus: His Story in Stone is a reflection on still-existing stone objects that Jesus would have known, seen, or even touched. Each of the seventy short chapters is accompanied by a photograph taken on location in Israel. Arranged chronologically, the one-page meditations compose a portrait of Christ as seen through the significant stones in His life, from the cave where He was born to the rock of Calvary. While packed with historical and archaeological detail, the book’s main thrust

Stories Carved in Stone

Stories Carved in Stone
  • Author : Rusty Clark
  • Publisher : Dog Pond Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780975536223
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Agawam Massachusetts - Stories Carved in Stone by Rusty Clark is a fascinating collection of tales based on Colonial headstones found in the picturesque cemeteries of Agawam, Massachusetts. The book features information on early New England gravestone carvers, and includes over two hundred photos and illustrations, with over one hundred photographs of this Yankee folk art. It also contains historical and genealogical information about the pioneers who settled in the Connecticut River Valley. Take this field guide along as you

In Stone and Story

In Stone and Story
  • Author : Bruce W. Longenecker
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781493422340
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This beautifully designed, full-color textbook introduces the Roman background of the New Testament by immersing students in the life and culture of the thriving first-century towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which act as showpieces of the world into which the early Christian movement was spreading. Bruce Longenecker, a leading scholar of the ancient world of the New Testament, discusses first-century artifacts in relation to the life stories of people from the Roman world. The book includes discussion questions, maps, and 175

The tables of stone: stories of the Ten commandments

The tables of stone: stories of the Ten commandments
  • Author : Richard Newton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1865
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600041599
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The Tables of Stone: Stories of the Ten Commandments. [Abridged from a Work Entitled, “The King's Highway,” Etc.]

The Tables of Stone: Stories of the Ten Commandments. [Abridged from a Work Entitled, “The King's Highway,” Etc.]
  • Author : Richard NEWTON (D.D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1866
  • ISBN : BL:A0021162905
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