Dictionary of Symbols
An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and EmblemsBook - 1998
The crow spelled death for medieval Europeans, but for Native Americans it represents a guide from the spirit world. Dictionary of Symbols explores 1,000 symbols from across the world's cultures and throughout the ages. Unlike other books on the subject, it is truly comprehensive, including entries, arranged alphabetically, for everything from amaranth (a Greek symbol of immortality) to ziggurat (a temple-shaped Mesopotamian icon). Indexed, cross-referenced, and packed with over 100 drawings, this is an indispensable reference for writers, artists, and anyone intrigued by the power of primal metaphors.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1998
Branch Call Number: 302.2223 TRE 1998
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill