noun, plural i·co·nog·ra·phies.
Origin of iconography
Examples from the Web for iconography
That all-American iconography has always been so potent in the Superman myth.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind|Marlow Stern|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The West trades on its iconography, and many writers satisfy the hunger for that epic, legendary place.
Niwemfite lives by herself, surrounded by stark walls taped with photos of Christian iconography.
The iconography of The Ghent Altarpiece has long fascinated scholars.Hitler’s Hunt for the Holy Grail and the Ghent Altarpiece|Noah Charney|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What Brown really means is iconography, the study of symbols.Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications|Noah Charney|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The best artists go astray when they fail to obtain their ideas of Christian iconography from a qualified ecclesiastic.The Revolt of the Angels|Anatole France
The history of engraving is a part of iconography, and various histories of the art exist in different languages.
"Animals are also introduced in the iconography of the saints," the Abbé Plomb resumed.The Cathedral|Joris-Karl Huysmans
He has not fared well in Chinese iconography which represents him as an enormously fat smiling monk.
None of these theories are of much importance as living beliefs at the present day but their influence can be seen in iconography.
noun plural -phies
- the symbols used in a work of art or art movement
- the conventional significance attached to such symbols