1000 Symbols

What shapes mean in art and myth

Rowena Shepherd author Rupert Shepherd author


Publisher:Quarto Publishing PLC

Published:9th Jan '25


This title is due to be published on 9th January, and will be despatched as soon as possible.

1000 Symbols cover

Symbols are seen as an international language, but that language is far from universal. 1000 Symbols offers groupings of related symbols, each with a definition of its history and meanings.

Symbols are often seen as constituting an international language and to some extent they do, but that language is far from universal--context means everything in this complicated but engrossing form of communication.

Take, for example, a cross, a crane, or a swastika: each one has a different and distinct significance and meaning for a Buddhist, an art historian, or a student of the occult. 1000 Symbols resolves the problem by offering groupings of related symbols, every one with a neat definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings.

ISBN: 9781782404569

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Weight: unknown

352 pages