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by David Fontana

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Author:
David Fontana
ISBN13:
978-1904292258
ISBN:
1904292259
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Publisher:
Duncan Baird Publishers (February 13, 2003)
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Subcategory:
Mythology & Folk Tales
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1280 kb
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1979 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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386

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This credible, highly readable, and vividly illustrated encyclopedic volume traces the origins and evolution of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, history, art, and psychology since the dawn of time

This credible, highly readable, and vividly illustrated encyclopedic volume traces the origins and evolution of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, history, art, and psychology since the dawn of time.

In this highly readable and vividly illustrated book, best-selling author David Fontana traces the origins of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, art, history, literature, and even dreams. From chakras and the I Ching to the tarot and the zodiac, from mythical beasts to magical numbers, these are the symbols that shape consciousness. In this highly readable and vividly illustrated book, best-selling author David Fontana traces the origins of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, art, history, literature, and even dreams.

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David Fontana David Fontana holds a P. in psychology and is a fellow of the British Psychological Society

David Fontana David Fontana holds a P. in psychology and is a fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Author: David Fontana . A Dictionary of Literary Symbols.

The ultimate visual compendium of symbols and their meanings.

At the heart of the book is The World of Symbols, a section that covers all types of meaningful images - mandalas and mazes, creatures of land, sea and air, fabulous dragons, symbols of sex and fertility, mythical gods and heroes, architecture sacred and secular, heaven and hell, flowers and gemstones, heavenly bodies and many more. The ultimate visual compendium of symbols and their meanings. Explore the fascinating web of culture, history and psychology that lies behind every symbol and symbol system.

Discover the truth behind every symbol with this stunning anthology of imagery. The Language of Symbols offers a pictorial compendium of symbols and symbol systems, and reveals how much can be understood from symbols. At the heart of the book is The World of Symbols, a section that covers all types of meaningful images - mandalas and mazes, creatures of land, sea and air, fabulous dragons, symbols of sex and fertility, mythical gods and heroes, architecture sacred and secular, heaven and hell, flowers and gemstones, heavenly bodies and many more. The author also looks in detail at symbol systems and shows how even people sceptical of the claims of astrology and fortune-telling can use them creatively as aids to self-discovery.
  • The book is great, I would have given it five stars, but I don't think it is possible to include the amount of information necessary for this many symbols in a book this size. I do love the images, and the book is great quality. My friends and family also enjoy looking at it. I feel that this is more of a coffee table book in that respect. It is interesting for someone to glance over and pick through. But...as I mentioned it is lacking the depth of content that I enjoy. I like skimming through it after reading it once, but I don't feel as though I gained a lot from the read. Most of the information about the featured symbols is readily available online. If you are into symbolism and want an in depth look at specific examples, then this book is not for you. If you are looking for an overview of common symbols and systems of images then this would be a great book. It is as described, and I believe it merits a high rating due to quality and the attention it seems to get as a coffee table book in my home. I couldn't personally give it five stars though, due to the lack of in depth content. Overall though, I am definitely happy with the purchase. The price was great, and the used version is nice enough that I would have never known it was used. Thanks.

  • Someone in marketing did a darn fine job with the title -- it piqued my interest as a student of Depth Psychology and this little book delivered. Chock full of a wide variety of symbols and a smattering of meanings, it is really well laid out, visually appealing, colorful, and just plain fun to read. A few others to consider for the more serious collector include The Book of Symbols (an incredible FEAST for the $ but big and bulky) and Animal Speak or The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals (for animal lovers).

  • As presented and expedited service!

  • If you're a fan of Jungian psychology, this book is a must-read. It's also most clearly explains symbols as a pattern to understanding symbols.

  • Lots of information, there of course could always be more. There are aspects to lots of the different symbols presented that could be expanded upon. For a "short" book on the subject, it does a great job of giving an overview of many many different symbols, religions, mytholgies, and histories.

  • Cute,thick informative book about the various symbols and how the connect to many mystical things, a good buy for those who are into the esoteric and art.

  • I learned a lot from this book/

  • beautiful!