Stories in Stone Paris

Stories in Stone Paris

With this field guide in hand, discover the funerary architecture, memorials and symbolism within twenty-eight of Paris' notable resting places, including GPS coordinates for many gravesites.

Author: Douglas Keister

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 1423630599

Category: Science

Page: 244

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The intrigue of death in the City of Love Paris, city of lights, city of love, city of magic, city of art, city of death. Around twelve million people call the Paris metropolitan area home, and millions more call it their permanent home, including upwards of seven million in the catacombs in the Montparnasse district. The cemeteries and monuments in Stories in Stone Paris cut across a wide swath of the last two hundred years of Paris history. With this field guide in hand, discover the funerary architecture, memorials and symbolism within twenty-eight of Paris' notable resting places, including GPS coordinates for many gravesites. Douglas Keister has authored more than thirty-five critically acclaimed books. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." His book Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism has garnered a number of glowing reviews. Keister has also authored additional cemetery guides titled Forever Dixie, Forever L.A., and Stories in Stone New York. He lives in Chico, California.
Categories: Science

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone

Séfériadès , M. 1983. Un centre industriel préhistorique dans les Cyclades : Les
ateliers de debitage du silex de Stelida ( Naxos ) . In M. Rougement ( ed ) Les
Cyclades : Matériaux Pour une Etude de Géographie Historique . Paris : CNRS ...

Author: Nick Ashton

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017814042

Category: Flint

Page: 218

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Categories: Flint

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone

Les compagne Paris and Tunis. Dunbabin, K. 1978. Tin' Mosaics of Roman North
Africa. Oxford. Ghalia, T. 2006. La villa romaine de Demna-Wadi Arrcmcl et son (
le la Mädiu'rmm'c romaine. 5 Paris: Occident. Paskoff, R., and P. 'l'roussct.

Author: Aïcha Abed

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368037

Category: Art

Page: 188

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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, 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.
Categories: Art

Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone

One of the most famous modern sarcophagi is Napoleon's, which resides in the
Hotel des Invalides in Paris. Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, 1821, on the
island of St. Helena, exiled from his native France. According to his last testament
, ...

Author: Douglas Keister

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423611004

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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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, 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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Library Bulletin

Library Bulletin

720 L1 Matthews , C : F . Story of architecture : an outline of the styles in all
countries . 720 M Parker , J : H ... 730 V1 Waters , C. ( E. ) C. Outline history of
architect720 W1 Paris . ... Paris . 914.4 C2 Cook , T. A. Stories in stone from Notre
Dame .

Author: Fitchburg Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112042813532

Category: Catalogs, Classified

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Stories in Stone New York

Stories in Stone New York

The French-speaking Bendel prospered by catering to the wealthy and importing
fashions from Paris. He also designed fashions and became one of the premier
fashion designers in the United States. Over the years, he opened a number of ...

Author: Douglas Keister

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423621027

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Architecture

Monthly Bulletin

Monthly Bulletin

( In his House hunter | Martin , B . E . , and C . M . Stones of Paris . in Europe , ch ,
1 - 5 ) . 1893 . p . 1 , in 914 . 550 2 vols . ... 732 Cook , T . A . Stories in stone from
Notre | Ragan , H . H . Paris the magnificent . ( ChauDame . ( Scribner ' s mag .

Author: San Francisco Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4163689

Category: San Francisco (Calif.)

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Categories: San Francisco (Calif.)

Scribner s Magazine

Scribner s Magazine

Yet , could they but tle from them , understood as little of have read those signs in
stone , the them , as the beginning of the nine- hasty champions of the ... 8 point
of the city of Paris , which its first. STORIES IN STONE FROM NOTRE DAME .

Author: Edward Livermore Burlingame

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0004035564

Category: American periodicals

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Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone

Silliman and Kingsley estimated the total weight of all stones recovered in the
area to have been about 330 pounds. ... accounts were read aloud during
meetings of the Philosophical Society in London and the Académie des Sciences
in Paris.

Author: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572470

Category: Science

Page: 176

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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 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.
Categories: Science

Stone

Stone

Many a story has been written in solid stone , and one which is related by a Paris
correspondent is worth mention . One of the curiosities of Paris is the bas relief on
the east side of the Louvre over the colonnade . The subject is Vietory driving a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101076792488

Category: Building stones

Page:

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Categories: Building stones

Book Bulletin

Book Bulletin

Martin , B. E. , and C. M. Stones of Paris . 2 vols . 1899 . 944.1099-1100 Matthews
, B. Theatres of Paris . 1880. 792,1 Moulton , L. C. Random ... 51.5102 2 2 Cook ,
T. A. Stories in stone from Notre Dame . ( Scribner's mag . , vol . 15 ; pp .

Author: San Francisco Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027922967

Category: Acquisitions (Libraries)

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Categories: Acquisitions (Libraries)

Catalogue of Books Added to the Library of Congress

Catalogue of Books Added to the Library of Congress

Stone ( R. C. ) Lise incidents of home , school and Monckton ( J. H. ) National
stair - builder . ... Stories in precious stones . ... H. A. Onvry . Stuarts ( Les ) . A. D.
Dumas . Nouv . éd . 160 . 2d ed . 12o . London , 1875 . Paris , 1872 . Stenhouse ...

Author: Library of Congress (Washington).

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000080020

Category: Library catalogs

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Categories: Library catalogs

Catalogue of Recently Added Books Library of Congress 1873 75

Catalogue of Recently Added Books  Library of Congress  1873 75

Stone ( R . C . ) Life incidents of home , school and Monckton ( J . H . ) National
stair - builder . ... Story of a summer . ... 2d ed . 120 . London , 1875 . Paris , 1872 .
Stenhouse ( Mrs . T . B . H . ) “ Tell it all " : a life ' s ( ( Euvres complètes , v .

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNKKXH

Category: Library catalogs

Page: 383

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Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris

Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris

Shells , and the objects made from them , are so destructible that they have not
often been preserved from antiquity to tell the stories of a prehistoric world more
enduringly impressed in stone . Had not the practice prevailed of burying them ...

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The Encyclop dia Britannica

The Encyclop  dia Britannica

Paris is mainly connected at their ends by 14 - brick or 13 - inch front and
composed of plaster of Paris , which is there of ... to render the concretion
commonly used in all stories above the basement story ; of stone and plaster ,
when thoroughly ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082033337

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Paris : is mainly connocted at their ends by 14 - brick or 13 - inch front and
composed of plaster of Paris , which is there of ... render the concretion
commonly used in all stories above the basement story ; of stone and plaster ,
when thoroughly ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433000989081

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Sketches and stories of Wales and the Welsh

Sketches and stories of Wales and the Welsh

... to form a nearer acquaintance , unless the descent could have been made on
the plan of Montagnes Russes in Paris . Some cottages in this part of Wales are
tastefully built like the Black Dwarf ' s , with rough lumps of stone , but evidently
air ...

Author: Catherine Sinclair

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600055168

Category:

Page:

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The Works of Victor Hugo Notre Dame de Paris translated by I F Hapgood

The Works of Victor Hugo  Notre Dame de Paris  translated by I F  Hapgood

tumulus , are proper names . Sometimes even , when men had a great deal of
stone , and a vast plain , they wrote a phrase . The immense pile of Karnac is a
complete sentence . At last they made books . Traditions had brought forth
symbols ...

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118986186

Category:

Page:

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From Paris to Pekin Over Siberian Snows

From Paris to Pekin Over Siberian Snows

In this business quarter , the only one , perhaps , so constructed in Russia , the
houses have several stories , and the ... In the other parts of the city , the houses
are elegant , and they are almost wholly built of stone , houses , in fact , which , in
 ...

Author: Victor Meignan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067116783

Category: China

Page: 428

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Categories: China

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris

tumulus , are proper names . Sometimes even , when men had a great deal of
stone , and a vast plain , they wrote a phrase . The immense pile of Karnac is a
complete sentence . At last they made books . Traditions had brought forth
symbols ...

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW1YMP

Category: French fiction

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Categories: French fiction