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Publisher Comments:

The crow spelled death for medieval Europeans, but for Native Americans it represents a guide from the spirit world. Dictionary of Symbols explores 1,000 symbols from across the world's cultures and throughout the ages. Unlike other books on the subject, it is truly comprehensive, including entries, arranged alphabetically, for everything from amaranth (a Greek symbol of immortality) to ziggurat (a temple-shaped Mesopotamian icon). Indexed, cross-referenced, and packed with over 100 drawings, this is an indispensable reference for writers, artists, and anyone intrigued by the power of primal metaphors.

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Entries ranging from a paragraph to a page describe the symbolic associations of such entities as alpha and omega, the cicada, ivory, and soul. Panels explain symbolic systems of groups such as flowers, elements, and passion. Wide margins contain an illustration or two per page and cross-references. The index lists key words mentioned but without their own entry. No bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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:
9780811814706
Subtitle:
An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Author:
Tresidder, Jack
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Emblems
Subject:
Emblems -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Signes et symboles
Subject:
Embláemes
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
104-788
Publication Date:
19980401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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