Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
Author: Douglas Keister
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781586853211
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone 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: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN: 9780819572479
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone Book Excerpt:

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 ores discovered in the western highlands helped trigger its manufacturing eminence. The Statue of Liberty, a quintessential symbol of America, rests on Connecticut’s Stony Creek granite. Geology not only shaped the state’s physical landscape, but also provided an economic base and played a cultural role by inspiring folklore, paintings, and poems. Illuminated by 50 illustrations and 12 color plates, Stories in Stone describes the marvel of Connecticut’s geologic diversity and also recounts the impact of past climates, earthquakes, and meteorites on the lives of the people who made Connecticut their home.

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
Author: David B. Williams
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 0295746475
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone Book Excerpt:

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 years of attacks and hurricanes, despite being made of a stone that has the consistency of a granola bar. Williams also weaves in the cultural history of stone, explaining why a white fossil-rich limestone from Indiana became the only building stone used in all fifty states; how in 1825, the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument led to America’s first commercial railroad; and why when the same kind of marble used by Michelangelo clad a Chicago skyscraper it warped so much after nineteen years that all 44,000 panels of it had to be replaced. This love letter to building stone brings to life the geology you can see in the structures of every city.

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
Author: Caroline Arnold
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780395720929
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0892368039
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone Book Excerpt:

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, whose influence would extend throughout the Mediterranean basin and beyond. This catalogue is being published to coincide with an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa from October 26, 2006, to April 30, 2007--the first major exhibition in the United States solely devoted to ancient mosaics. The twenty-seven mosaics in the exhibition come from Tunisia's leading museums, including the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the Sousse Museum and the El Jem Museum. Stories in Stone is structured around four principal themes--Nature, Theater and Spectacle, Myths and Gods, and Technique--and includes extensive material on mosaic conservation. In addition to color plates of all objects in the exhibit, this catalogue includes nine richly illustrated essays that illuminate the historical background of mosaic art, trace the development of principal themes, and examine the conservation of mosaics both in the museum setting and in situ. Contributors include Taher Ghalia, director of the Bardo Museum; Mongi Ennaifer, minister of cultural affairs, Tunisia; Thomas Roby, senior project specialist, Getty Conservation Institute; and Jerry Podany, head of antiquities conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum.

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
Author: Douglas Keister
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-04-05
ISBN: 1423611004
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone 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 New York

Stories in Stone New York
Author: Douglas Keister
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1423621026
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone New York Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN: 1434487261
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone from the Roman Forum Book Excerpt:

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

Stories in Stone
Author: Willis Thomas Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1926
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 1648890555
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone Memorialization the Creation of History and the Role of Preservation Book Excerpt:

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 the period. Carved by a pair of Richmond-based carvers, who like many other Southern monument makers, contributed to celebrating and mythologizing the “Lost Cause” in the wake of the Civil War, Lucy Ann’s tombstone is a powerful statement of Dunlop’s belief in the worth of all men and his hopes for the future. Buried in 1925 by the white members of a church congregation, and again in the 1960s by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the tombstone was excavated in 2003. Analysis, conservation, and long-term interpretation were undertaken by the Foundation in partnership with the community of the First Baptist Church, a historically black church within which Alexander Dunlop was a leader. “Stories in Stone: Memorialization, the Creation of History and the Role of Preservation” examines the story of the tombstone through a blend of object biography and micro-historical approaches and contrasts it with other memory projects, like the remembrance of the Civil War dead. Data from a regional survey of nineteenth-century cemeteries, historical accounts, literary sources, and the visual arts are woven together to explore the agentive relationships between monuments, their commissioners, their creators and their viewers and the ways in which memory is created and contested and how this impacts the history we learn and preserve.

Jesus His Story in Stone

Jesus  His Story in Stone
Author: Mike Mason
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN: 1525512218
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus His Story in Stone Book Excerpt:

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 is devotional, leading the reader both spiritually and physically closer to Jesus.

Stories Carved in Stone

Stories Carved in Stone
Author: Rusty Clark
Publsiher: Dog Pond Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0975536222
Category: Agawam (Mass. : Town)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories Carved in Stone Book Excerpt:

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 visit these ancient burial grounds.

Houston s Silent Garden

Houston s Silent Garden
Author: Suzanne Turner,Joanne Seale Wilson
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-03-22
ISBN: 1603441638
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Houston s Silent Garden Book Excerpt:

Glenwood Cemetery has long offered a serene and pastoral final resting place for many of Houston's civic leaders and historic figures. In Houston's Silent Garden, Suzanne Turner and Joanne Seale Wilson reveal the story of this beautifully wooded and landscaped preserve's development—a story that is also very much entwined with the history of Houston. In 1871, recovering from Reconstruction, a group of progressive citizens noticed that Houston needed a new cemetery at the edge of the central city. Embracing the picturesque aesthetic that had swept through the Eastern Seaboard, the founders of Glenwood selected land along Buffalo Bayou and developed Glenwood. Since then, the cemetery's monuments have memorialized the lives of many of the city's most interesting residents (Allen, Baker, Brown, Clayton, Cooley, Cullinan, Farish, Hermann, Hobby, House, Hughes, Jones, Law, Rice, Staub, Sterling, Weiss, and Wortham, among many others). The monuments also showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of some of the region's finest sculptors and artisans. Accompanied by the breathtaking photography of Paul Hester, this book chronicles the cemetery's origins from its inception in 1871 to the present day. Through the story of Glenwood, readers will appreciate some of the natural features that shaped Houston's evolution and will also begin to understand the forces of urbanization that positioned Houston to become the vital community it is today. Houston's Silent Garden is a must-read for those interested in Houston civic and regional history, architecture, and urban planning.

Scribner s Magazine

Scribner s Magazine
Author: Robert Bridges,Alfred Sheppard Dashiell,Harlan Logan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 812
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scribner s Magazine Book Excerpt:

American Architect and Architecture

American Architect and Architecture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Architect and Architecture Book Excerpt:

The Brickbuilder

The Brickbuilder
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brickbuilder Book Excerpt:

An architectural monthly.

Scotland in Ancient Europe

Scotland in Ancient Europe
Author: Ian Shepherd,Gordon Barclay
Publsiher: Society Antiquaries Scotland
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland in Ancient Europe Book Excerpt:

And conclusion / Roger J. Mercer -- The bronze doors of No. 9, Millbank, London, with a note on the architect and sculptor associated with Imperial Chemical Industries House and their contribution to the heritage / Roger J. Mercer.

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Stone Book Excerpt:

Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Province of Quebec for the Year

Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Province of Quebec for the Year
Author: Québec (Province). Department of Public Instruction
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Province of Quebec for the Year Book Excerpt:

The World s Worship in Stone

The World s Worship in Stone
Author: M. M. Ripley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cathedrals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Worship in Stone Book Excerpt: