Stories in Stone

Written By Douglas Keister
Stories in Stone
  • Publsiher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 23 June 2021
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 10 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Stories in Stone written by Douglas Keister which was release on 23 June 2021, this book published by Gibbs Smith. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Douglas Keister
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2004-04-05
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Thérèse McNamara,Rod Peturson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : How did stories about dragons begin? Some scientists believe that when people found dinosaur bones long ago, they created stories about strange creatures--including dragons....

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Caroline Arnold
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 : David B. Williams
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Jelle Zeilinga de Boer
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-01
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Aïcha Abed
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Willis Thomas Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : Download or read online Stories in Stone written by Willis Thomas Lee, published by which was released on 1926. Get Stories in Stone Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Caroline Arnold
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Devils Tower

Devils Tower
  • Author : Mary Alice Gunderson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 141
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...

In Stone and Story

In Stone and Story
  • Author : Bruce W. Longenecker
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Thomas C. Weber,Uli Gratzl
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Total pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : The scope of Stories in Stone stretches from the footsteps of Native American hunters centuries ago to a description of William B. Umstead State Park today. However, the main focus is on the oral history of the last generation of pre-Park area residents and of the people that built the ...

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Kevin Cuff,Cary Ivan Sneider
  • Publisher : Gems
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : Teacher's guide to the textbook Stories in stone....

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : Download or read online Stories in Stone written by , published by which was released on 1973. Get Stories in Stone Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
  • Author : Martial Rose,Julia Hedgecoe
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781586853211
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Summary : 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 ...