Iconography Definition

īkə-nŏgrə-fē
iconographies
noun
Pictorial illustration of a subject.
American Heritage
The art of representing or illustrating by pictures, figures, images, etc.
Webster's New World
The collected representations illustrating a subject.
American Heritage
The study of symbols, themes, and subject matter in the visual arts.
Webster's New World
Icons collectively; esp., any system, use, or collection of symbols or images of a particular artist, artistic or historical period, religious tradition, etc.
Hindu iconography, the iconography of William Blake.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Iconography

Noun

Singular:
iconography
Plural:
iconographies

Origin of Iconography

  • Late Latin īconographia description, verbal sketch from Medieval Greek eikonographiā eikono- icono- -graphiā -graphy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • icon +‎ -ography

    From Wiktionary

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