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1000 Symbols: What Shapes Mean in Art & Myth

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1000 Symbols offers a comprehensive directory of symbols in clear, detailed artworks, each accompanied by a definition of the symbol's history and its cross-cultural meanings.

Beginning with an alphabetical, cross-referenced index, the book is then organized into groupings of related symbols:

Geometrical Shapes-circle, square, triangle, pentagram, crescent, and spiral are just a few of the entries.

The Universe and the Elements includes all the symbols for the world around us-earth, air, fire, and water, as well as times of day or month, and the planets.

Characters and People details the symbolism attached to specific characters or to people and their general attributes.

Living Creatures denotes the symbolism of animals, birds, fish, and insects.

Flowers, Plants, and Trees highlights the symbolism of growing things, from the oak to the lotus.

Mythical Beasts contains beasts from the myths and legends of all cultures, including hybrids such as the centaur.

Objects and Artifacts includes made or manufactured objects of symbolism, from knot to labyrinth.

Numbers and Colors outlines their symbolic attributes in different cultures and contexts.

Whether you are baffled by the relevance of the winged staff held by Mercury in a classical painting or wonder about the number of branches on the Hebrew menorah, this comprehensive directory will give you the information you are looking for, and place the explanation in its historical and cultural context.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive directory of over 1000 symbols that places each symbol in its historical and cultural context. It offers an introductory alphabetical index followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings.

Synopsis:

Symbols are an international language, but that language is far from universal. Different symbols mean radically different things in different contexts - a cross, a crane, or a swastika each have a distinct meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian, or a student of the occult.

Synopsis:

Featuring 1,000 artworks, this reference dictionary places symbols into accurate historical and cultural contexts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500283516
Editor:
Shepherd, Rupert
Editor:
Shepherd, Rowena
Editor:
Shepherd, Rupert
Editor:
Shepherd, Rowena
Author:
Shepherd, Rowena
Author:
Shepherd, Rupert
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Symbolism
Subject:
Symbolism in art
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Symbolism (Psychology)
Subject:
History - Symbolism
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
#CE-87-R2
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1000 illustrations in 2 colors
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.3 x 7.8 x 1.1 in 2.62 lb

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Product details 352 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500283516 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive directory of over 1000 symbols that places each symbol in its historical and cultural context. It offers an introductory alphabetical index followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings.
"Synopsis" by , Symbols are an international language, but that language is far from universal. Different symbols mean radically different things in different contexts - a cross, a crane, or a swastika each have a distinct meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian, or a student of the occult.
"Synopsis" by , Featuring 1,000 artworks, this reference dictionary places symbols into accurate historical and cultural contexts.
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