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Pleasingly chunky and vibrantly colorful, this pocket-sized compendium covers iconography from around the world and is perfect for travel and museum outings. Author Jack Tresidder examines common imagery in art, religion, and literature, revealing hidden meanings rich with cultural history. For example, did you know that the phrase "salt of the earth" comes from the ancient use of salt as a preservative and the associated idea of incorruptibility? There is a symbol for virtually every human emotion and 1,001 Symbols helps us unlock them in a winning format that's proven as popular as its subject.

Synopsis:

Pleasingly chunky and vibrantly colorful, this pocket-sized compendium covers iconography from around the world and is perfect for travel and museum outings. Author Jack Tresidder examines common imagery in art, religion, and literature, revealing hidden meanings rich with cultural history. For example, did you know that the phrase salt of the earth comes from the ancient use of salt as a preservative and the associated idea of incorruptibility? There is a symbol for virtually every human emotion and 1,001 Symbols helps us unlock them in a winning format that's proven as popular as its subject.

About the Author

Jack Tresidder was born and educated in New Zealand. A writer and art historian, he now lives in a remote valley in the French Alps.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811842822
Subtitle:
An Illustrated Guide to Imagery and Its Meaning
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Tresidder, Jack
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Symbolism
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20040201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
5.18x4.34x1.63 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Business » Communication
History and Social Science » Intercultural Communications » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Sociolinguistics
Humanities » Mythology » General
Humanities » Mythology » Reference and Symbology
Religion » Western Religions » Mysticism

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Product details 384 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811842822 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Pleasingly chunky and vibrantly colorful, this pocket-sized compendium covers iconography from around the world and is perfect for travel and museum outings. Author Jack Tresidder examines common imagery in art, religion, and literature, revealing hidden meanings rich with cultural history. For example, did you know that the phrase salt of the earth comes from the ancient use of salt as a preservative and the associated idea of incorruptibility? There is a symbol for virtually every human emotion and 1,001 Symbols helps us unlock them in a winning format that's proven as popular as its subject.
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