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n. pl. i·co·nog·ra·phies
a. Pictorial illustration of a subject.
b. The collected representations illustrating a subject.
2. A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized work of art.
3. A treatise or book dealing with iconography.

[Late Latin īconographia, description, verbal sketch, from Medieval Greek eikonographiā : eikono-, icono- + -graphiā, -graphy.]

i′co·nog′ra·pher n.
i·con′o·graph′ic (ī-kŏn′ə-grăf′ĭk), i·con′o·graph′i·cal adj.


n, pl -phies
1. (Art Terms)
a. the symbols used in a work of art or art movement
b. the conventional significance attached to such symbols
2. (Art Terms) a collection of pictures of a particular subject, such as Christ
3. (Art Terms) the representation of the subjects of icons or portraits, esp on coins
ˌicoˈnographer n
iconographic, iˌconoˈgraphical adj


(ˌaɪ kəˈnɒg rə fi)

n., pl. -phies.
1. symbolic representation, esp. the conventional meanings attached to an image.
2. subject matter in the visual arts, esp. with reference to the conventions of treating a subject in artistic representation.
3. the study or analysis of subject matter and its meaning in the visual arts; iconology.
4. a representation or group of representations of a person, place, or thing.
[1620–30; < Medieval Latin < Greek]
i`co•nog′ra•pher, n.
i•con•o•graph•ic (aɪˌkɒn əˈgræf ɪk) i•con`o•graph′i•cal, adj.
i•con`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iconography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subjecticonography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject; "religious iconography"; "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"


[ˌaɪkɒˈnɒgrəfɪ] Niconografía f


[ˌaɪkəˈnɒgrəfi] niconographie f


[ˌaɪkɒˈnɒgrəfɪ] niconografia
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This study conducts an iconographical, philological, and historical investigation of the De Bry collection by seeking to identify the precise changes made in the De Bry workshop as compared to the original texts and original iconography and the relationship of the changes to the background of the De Bry publishing firm in early modern Frankfurt, Germany, in order to illuminate the intentions of the publishers in re-issuing the travelers' accounts in terms of representation, readership, and reception.
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But in chapter 2 there is genuinely more to be said: "The Cardinal's Parrot" concentrates on the ways the bird became emblematically associated with medieval Catholicism and Boehrer guides the reader through such diverse material as Alexander Neckham's De Naturis Return (peddling false etymology to connect pope and parrot), through accounts of parrot-keeping pontiffs (Martin V and Pius II, among others) and princes (Louis d'Orleans, Charles VI, and Margaret of Austria), to an iconographical link with the Madonna.
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But as a result of his iconographical history, he proposes an inversion of this expression: Figura Dei capax totius hominis, the figure of God has the capacity to encompass all human beings, that is, we have discovered through the artistic figuration of God the wide range and variation of the human person (485).