Flammarion Iconographic Guides. New York: Flammarion, 1994-
The books provide illustrated compendiums for researching iconography within major religious traditions. Titles include the following:
Greenwood Topical Dictionaries. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1987-
These topical dictionaries provide background on the subjects, stories, symbols, and themes frequently represented in European artworks of the designated time periods
Guides to Imagery. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2002-
This series provides illustrated thematic guides to imagery in Western art. Titles include the following:
Hall, James. Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art. New York: IconEditions, 1994. REF N 7740 .H35 1994
This dictionary contains sections devoted to Abstract Signs; Animals; Artefacts; Earth and Sky; Human Body and Dress; and Plants, with an emphasis on the civilizations of ancient Egypt and the Near and Far East. See also Hall's earlier book, Dictionary of Subjects & Symbols in Art, which focuses on Christian and classical themes in Western art (REF N 7560 .H34 1974b).
Index Iconologus. N 7860 .I5 [Microforms, Room 143]
Over 400 microfiche provide approximately 60,000 illustrations for the systematic classification of Christian and secular art from the 13th to the 20th century (with an emphasis on the 16th and 17th centuries).
Reid, Jane Davidson. The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. REF NX 650 .M9R45 1993
This guide indicates where Greek and Roman mythological figures and themes are represented in artistic, literary, and musical works from the early Renaissance to the 1990s. An index of artists, authors, and composers is provided.
Roberts, Helene E., ed. Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. 2 vols. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. REF N 7560 .E53 1998
The essays in this encyclopedia analyze recurrent themes in the history of art from Abandonment to Zodiac. Each essay concludes with a representative list of artworks that exemplify the theme and selected bibliographical references.
Thomas, Anabel. Illustrated Dictionary of Narrative Painting. London: John Murray, in association with National Gallery Publications, 1994. REF ND 1288 .T45 1994
Thomas explains the Biblical and mythological stories depicted in dozens of narrative paintings from the collection of London's National Gallery.