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A Dictionary of Symbols

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Publisher Comments:

Humans, it's said, are symbolizing animals. At every stage of civilization, people have relied on symbolic expression, and advances in science and technology have only increased our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is considered a science, and this informative volume offers an indispensable tool in the study of symbology. It can be used as a reference or simply browsed for pleasure. Many of its entries — those on architecture, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for example — can be read as independent essays. The vitality of symbology has never been greater: An essential part of the ancient arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the study of the unconscious, both directly in the field of dreams, visions, and psychoanalysis, and indirectly in art and poetry. A wide audience awaits the assistance of this dictionary in elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas.

Book News Annotation:

<:st>This unabridged republication of the second edition of the work, translated from Spanish by Jack Sage, and originally published by the Philosophical Library, Inc., New York, in 1971, elucidates the many symbols encountered in the arts and in the history of ideas. Includes a substantial introduction discussing the history of the use of symbols, their use in the West, and various theorists' perspectives on the topic. Cited in Guide to Reference Books
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. Alphabetical entries clarify essential meanings of each symbol, as drawn from religion, astrology, alchemy, numerology, other sources. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-399) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486425238
Author:
Cirlot, J. E.
Author:
Cirlot, Juan Eduardo
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Symbolism
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Occult
Series Volume:
2000
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. Alphabetical entries clarify essential meanings of each symbol, as drawn from religion, astrology, alchemy, numerology, other sources. 32 black-and-white illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-399) and index.
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