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Throughout history, symbols have formed and shaped our mental and emotional states, and influenced our behavior. Robert Adkinson's compendium of religious, philosophical, and cultural emblems from a variety of contexts reveals the universal power of these elemental images, bridging the  gap between languages and civilizations all over the world. With illuminating commentary, Adkinson positions each image within its cultural context, from the early societies of the Egyptians, the  Celts and the Maya, who used visual metaphors to explain natural phenomena and illustrate concepts of good and evil, to the iconography of Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity as found in art and architecture, concluding with the complex spiritual puzzles of the mandala, sacred sex, and the Tarot.

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Robert Adkinson is a writer, translator, and editor working in Paris and London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810937963
Author:
Adkinson, Robert
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Symbolism
Subject:
Religion Western-General and Comparative Religion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
950 color illustrations
Pages:
792
Dimensions:
7 x 6.38 x 2.75 in 3.71 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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