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ISBN13: 9780140512540
ISBN10: 0140512543
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This remarkable and wide-ranging book is an inventory of symbols and the symbolic imagination. The editors and their fifteen contributors are drawn from a variety of scholarly backgrounds—including anthropology, ethnology, psychotherapy and art history. This diversity of approach is responsible for the book's unique character, a reflection of the multiplicity of symbols and signs and the phenomenal range of possible interpretations they offer. This book draws together folklore, literary and artistic sources, and focuses on the symbolic dimension of every colour, number, sound, gesture, expression or character trait that has benefitted from symbolic interpretation. The conscious and unconscious minds are explored, desire and dreams are treated alongside the known and the chronicled. Extraordinary in its range and eclecticism, this dictionary was originally published in French as the Dictionnaire des Symboles, and it is regarded as the standard work on the subject.

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This is a comprehensive dictionary of symbols - of myths, dreams, colours, numbers, images, story archetypes, plants and animals - whether religious, Freudian, artistic or magical, from the Ancient World, India, China, Japan and the West.

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A bestseller in France, where it was originally published, this supremely erudite book draws together folkloric, literary, and artistic sources and focuses on the symbolic dimension of every color, number, sound, gesture, expression, or character trait that has benefited from symbolic interpretation. Illustrations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [1150]-1174).

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saraistj, May 12, 2009 (view all comments by saraistj)
I teach courses in Dreams and Tarot, so I am constantly reviewing books on symbolism. I find this dictionary to be the best of its type for an in-depth, multi-cultural understanding of symbols.
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superfly5, February 8, 2008 (view all comments by superfly5)
The best book of symbols I own, and I have several.
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naomi0040, November 22, 2007 (view all comments by naomi0040)
A very good book for those looking to discover the truth behind everyday symbols and gestures.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140512540
Translator:
Buchanan-Brown, John
With:
Gheerbrant, Alain
With:
Gheerbrant, Alain
Translator:
Buchanan-Brown, John
Author:
Chevalier, Jean
Author:
Gheerbrant, Alain
Author:
Buchanan-Brown, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Symbolism in folklore.
Subject:
Symbolism in folklore -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Dictionary, Penguin
Series Volume:
7989
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1184
Dimensions:
7.82 x 5.24 x 2 in 1.76 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This is a comprehensive dictionary of symbols - of myths, dreams, colours, numbers, images, story archetypes, plants and animals - whether religious, Freudian, artistic or magical, from the Ancient World, India, China, Japan and the West.
"Synopsis" by , A bestseller in France, where it was originally published, this supremely erudite book draws together folkloric, literary, and artistic sources and focuses on the symbolic dimension of every color, number, sound, gesture, expression, or character trait that has benefited from symbolic interpretation. Illustrations.

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