1,001 Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Imagery and Its Meaning

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Chronicle Books, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 384 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Duncan Baird Publishers 2003 Protection
20
Text copyright jack Tresidder 2003 Mortality and Transience
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Commissioned artwork copyright Duncan Longevity
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All rights reserved No part of this book Fecundity and Plenty
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may be reproduced in any form without
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Conceived created and designed
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Library of Congress Catalogingin
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Sovereignty
102
Spiritual Life
294
Divinity and Sanctity
302
Images of the Soul
321
Enlightenment
339
Ascension and Axial Interchange
348
Purification Atonement
357
Divination
367
Index
373

Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books Strength and Stability
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Shaughnessy Street Masculinity and Virility
114
Emoti0ns and Instincts
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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.

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