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Title:
1,001 symbols : an illustrated guide to imagery and its meaning
Author:
Tresidder, Jack.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
373 pages : color illustrations ; 13 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811842822
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

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.