1000 Symbols: What Shapes Mean in Art and Myth

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Symbols are often identified as an international language and, to some extent, they are. But that language is far from universal. Different symbols can mean radically different things in different contexts - a cross, a crane or a swastika could each have a distinct meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian or a student of the occult, for example, and none of those meanings would be quite the same 1000 Symbols offers the reader a full explanation: an introductory alphabetical index is followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings. Whether you are baffled by the relevance of the winged staff held by Mercury in a classical painting, or wonder why the Hebrew menorah has seven branches, this comprehensive reference dictionary will give you the information you're looking for, and place the explanation in both its historical and cultural contexts.

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Editore: Thames & Hudson, New York & London (2006)
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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, New York & London, 2006. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Paperback Edition. NEW: 1st edition paperback (orig 2006), printing unstated, new full-color matte-laminated card-stock cover w/ sharp new edges & corners, immaculate text-block exterior, excellent new uncreased binding, pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent unblemished acid-free paper * 9.25" x 7.75" x 1.00", 1.18 kg, 352 pp.* , 1.18 kg, 352 pp. * 1,157 2-color illustrations * Symbols are an international language, but that language is far from universal. Different symbols mean radically different things in different contexts: a cross, a crane, or a swastika each have a distinct meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian, or a student of the occult. "1000 Symbols" offers a comprehensive directory of symbols in clear, detailed artworks, ea. accompanied by a definition of the symbol's history & its cross-cultural meanings. Beginning w/ an alphabetical, cross-referenced index, the book is then organized into groupings of related symbols: (1) Geometrical Shapes (circle, square, triangle, pentagram, crescent & spiral are just a few of the entries), (2) The Universe & the Elements (including all the symbols for the world around us (earth, air, fire & water, as well as times of day or month & the planets), (3) Characters and People (detailing the symbolism attached to specific characters or to people & their general attributes, (4) Living Creatures (denoting the symbolism of animals, birds, fish & insects, (5) Flowers, Plants, and Trees (highlighting the symbolism of growing things, from the oak to the lotus), (6) Mythical Beasts (containing beasts from the myths & legends of all cultures, including hybrids such as the centaur), (7) Objects and Artifacts (including made or manufactured objects of symbolism, from knot to labyrinth), & (8) Numbers & Colors (outlining their symbolic attributes in different cultures and contexts). Whether you are baffled by the relevance of the winged staff held by Mercury in a classical painting or wonder about the number of branches on the Hebrew menorah, this comprehensive directory will give you the information you are looking for, & place the explanation in its historical & cultural context. * Rupert Shepherd is a freelance writer specializing in art history. Since graduating from the Courtauld Institute he has written 2 books on Renaissance art, & another book about the history of the Palace of Westminster. Rowena Shepherd is an art historian currently working for English Heritage. Rachel Kennedy is a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum. She specializes in the art of the 18th century, & has contributed entries on the symbolism of art to a number of dictionaries & encyclopedias. Codice libro della libreria 007004

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Descrizione libro Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 198 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Symbols are often identified as an international language and, to some extent, they are. But that language is far from universal. Different symbols can mean radically different things in different contexts - a cross, a crane or a swastika could each have a distinct meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian or a student of the occult, for example, and none of those meanings would be quite the same 1000 Symbols offers the reader a full explanation: an introductory alphabetical index is followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings. Whether you are baffled by the relevance of the winged staff held by Mercury in a classical painting, or wonder why the Hebrew menorah has seven branches, this comprehensive reference dictionary will give you the information you re looking for, and place the explanation in both its historical and cultural contexts. Codice libro della libreria AA29780500283516

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Descrizione libro Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 198 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Symbols are often identified as an international language and, to some extent, they are. But that language is far from universal. Different symbols can mean radically different things in different contexts - a cross, a crane or a swastika could each have a distinct meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian or a student of the occult, for example, and none of those meanings would be quite the same 1000 Symbols offers the reader a full explanation: an introductory alphabetical index is followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings. Whether you are baffled by the relevance of the winged staff held by Mercury in a classical painting, or wonder why the Hebrew menorah has seven branches, this comprehensive reference dictionary will give you the information you re looking for, and place the explanation in both its historical and cultural contexts. Codice libro della libreria AA29780500283516

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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2002. Condizione libro: New. 2002. Paperback. A comprehensive directory of over 1000 symbols that places each symbol in its historical and cultural context. It offers an introductory alphabetical index followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings. Num Pages: 352 pages, 1157 illustrations. BIC Classification: AB; AG; GTC; JFC; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 199 x 26. Weight in Grams: 1270. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780500283516

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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd. Condizione libro: New. 2002. Paperback. A comprehensive directory of over 1000 symbols that places each symbol in its historical and cultural context. It offers an introductory alphabetical index followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings. Num Pages: 352 pages, 1157 illustrations. BIC Classification: AB; AG; GTC; JFC; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 199 x 26. Weight in Grams: 1270. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780500283516

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