A Dictionary of Symbols

A new edition with extensive revisions from the 1962 1st ed.

Author: Juan Eduardo Cirlot

Publisher: Philosophical Library

ISBN: 9780880297028

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 419

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Symbolism has long been an essential part of art. This book gives the meanings of many symbols.

The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Clear and concise definitions of more than 4,500 terms and concepts and many new entries on up-to-the-minute topics make this newly updated dictionary the ideal reference guide to a quickly evolving subject. Original.

Author: Market House Books

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140514599

Category: Reference

Page: 504

View: 338

Clear and concise definitions of more than 4,500 terms and concepts and many new entries on up-to-the-minute topics make this newly updated dictionary the ideal reference guide to a quickly evolving subject. Original.

The Watkins Dictionary of Symbols

Hans Biedermann, Dictionary of Symbols (Facts on File, 1992) Joseph Campbell, The Masks of God (Penguin, 1991) Sarah CarrGomm, The Secret Language of Art ...

Author: Jack Tresidder

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780283571

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 911

Traditional symbols form a visual shorthand for ideas, yet their functions and meaning extend far beyond that—for thousands of years they have enabled artists and craftsmen to embody and reinforce beliefs about human life in immediate and powerful images. This accessible and comprehensive guide features more than 2,000 major themes from Absinthe to the Zodiac: figures and symbols found in myth, literature and art, as well as those that have entered into the mainstream of everyday life. Covering classical and other mythologies, Biblical themes and traditional symbols from cultures across the world, this wonderful dictionary has thorough yet concise entries on individual animals, plants, objects, supernatural creatures, mythical episodes, miracles, and many other topics.

Dictionary of Symbolism

Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology

Author: Hans Biedermann

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452011182

Category: Fiction

Page: 465

View: 630

Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology

Romancing the Cathedral

See Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant , The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols , for an analysis of the symbolic resonance of wheat for life , sustenance ...

Author: Elizabeth Emery

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791451236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 360

Through an analysis of political, art historical, and literary discourse, this book considers French fascination with the Gothic cathedral.

Signs Symbols

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Orion: London. ... Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia. ... The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140533648X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 218

From ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day graffiti, discover the secrets, origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols The world around us is filled with signs and symbols. Modern signs like alphabets and flags are universally recognisable, whereas many symbols of ancient derivation are hard to decipher. Explore the fascinating origins and meanings of the signs and symbols people have used over the centuries and discover how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, art and contemporary culture. Find out why a flag at half-mast is a symbol of mourning, why a heart pierced by an arrow is a symbol of love and the ancient roots of fertility symbols.

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

From algebra to number theory and from statistics to mechanics, this versatile dictionary takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics up to first-year university level.

Author: John Daintith

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 478

From algebra to number theory and from statistics to mechanics, this versatile dictionary takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics up to first-year university level. Invaluable for mathematicians, it is also a useful source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who need a knowledge of mathematics in the course of their work.

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics.

Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

View: 795

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.

The Oxford Duden German Dictionary

This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996.

Author: Dudenredaktion (Bibliographisches Institut)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601326

Category: English language

Page: 1712

View: 256

The highly acclaimed Oxford-Duden German Dictionary provides authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of modern English and German. The text has been designed to meet the needs of both English and German speakers, whether they wish to write or speak the foreign language ortranslate from it. This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996. Over 260,000 words and phrases and 450,000 translations Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the general vocabulary of contemporary German and English Hundreds of example sentences showing words in use Extensive guidance on the selection of the correct translation Explanation of terms for which cultural or other differences prevent an exact translation Coverage of British and American English, and the German of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Detailed grammatical information, including irregular plurals and past tenses Helpful appendices on a wide variety of subjects including: grammar, numerical expressions, weights and measures, and a letter-writing guide

Tortoise

8 Bently , The Hutchinson Dictionary , p . 113 . 9 Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant , The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols ( London , 1996 ) , p . 1017 .

Author: Peter Young

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891914

Category: Art

Page: 205

View: 215

Tortoise is the first cultural history of these long-lived and intriguing creatures, which have existed for more than 200 million years. The book covers tortoises worldwide, in evolution, myth and reality, ranging across paleontology, natural history, myth, folklore, art forms, literature, veterinary medicine and trade regulations. The tortoise has been seen as an Atlas-like creature supporting the world, as the origin of music and as a philosophical paradox. Peter Young examines the tortoise in all these guises, as well as a military tactical formation, its exploitation by mariners and others for food, as ornament (in tortoiseshell), as a motif in art, and in space research. He looks at the movement away from exploitation to conservation and even the uses of the tortoise in advertising. As well as examples of species, illustrations from around the world include monuments, sculptures, coins, stamps, objets d’art, drawings, cartoons, advertisements and X-rays. The book will appeal not only to tortoise lovers but also to readers of cultural histories around the world. "Peter Young’s Tortoise, on the other claw, can be warmly recommended."—Jonathan Bate, The Times

Symbols

Appiah, K.A and Gates, H.L, ed., The Dictionary of Global Culture, Penguin 1996 Chevelier, Jean and Gheerbrant, Alain., The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols ...

Author: Joseph Piercy

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782430733

Category:

Page: 179

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Symbols: A Universal Language looks at the story behind the world's most famous symbols, from the peace sign to the smiley. It shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas and features over 40 of the most significant symbols from religion, politics and popular culture down the centuries. Did you know that 15% of all tweets on twitter contain the hash tag symbol? That's over 41 million uses of # each day. Or that the 'smiley face' originated in Massachusetts in the 1960s? This fascinating book highlights the roles symbols have played throughout history and how they have shaped our understanding of the world.

Unlocking the Poetry of W B Yeats

151 Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant, The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, 300. 152 W. B. Yeats, The Poems, 379. 153 Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant, ...

Author: Daniel Tompsett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429885032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 390

View: 194

Unlocking the Poetry of W.B. Yeats undertakes a thorough re-reading of Yeats' oeuvre as an extended meditation on the image and theme of the heart as it is evident within the poetry. It places the heart at the centre of a complex web of Yeatsian preoccupations and associations—from the biographical, to the poetic and philosophical, to the mythological and mystical. In particular, the book seeks to unlock Yeats’ mystifying aesthetic vision via his understanding of the ancient Egyptian "Weighing of the Heart" ceremony. The work provides a chronological narrative arc that looks to use the theme of the heart as it recurs in the poetry in order to circumvent and overcome more established frameworks. Its purpose is to offer refreshing ways of conceptualizing and building alternatives to more deeply entrenched, but not entirely satisfactory arguments that have been offered since Yeats' death in 1939, while demonstrating the centrality of the occult to Yeats' art.

Dictionary of Nature Myths

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols. New York: Penguin, 1996. Ching, Valerie. "Fire and Ice: Influence of Geology on Beliefs." Earth Science 43, Summer 1990, ...

Author: Tamra Andrews

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195136772

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 258

Comprehensive and cross-referenced, this informative volume is a rich introduction to the world of nature as experienced by ancient peoples around the globe. 51 halftones.

Becoming the Witch

The Element Encyclopedia of Symbols, trans. Lance W. Garmer, 19. 174. Chevalier and Gheerbrant, The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, trans.

Author: Danae Moon Thorp

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 073876941X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

View: 349

Embrace the Art of Magick & the Power that Has Always Been Inside You Providing a unique look at what witchcraft means in the 21st century, this lyrical book empowers you to become a divine weaver of life, be at one with nature's heartbeat, and connect to all things. With practical guidance and poetic encouragement, Danae Moon Thorp teaches you what every witch must know, including the elements, spells, tools, deities, rituals, and more. Becoming the Witch explains the complexities of witchcraft in a clear and creative way, giving you a richer understanding of how it all works. Learn to imbue every action, word, and ingredient of a spell with powerful energy that connects your heart, body, and mind to extraordinary possibilities. You'll also explore divine realms, delve into the history of magick, and find spiritual fulfillment in ordinary life. This book is your key to not just holding a wand, but also turning that wand into an extension of yourself.

Symbolism

Penguin Dictionary of Symbols. London, New York: Penguin, 1994. 1,700 terms. Probably the single best source for succinct additional information on a symbol ...

Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 575

The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of more than 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as specialized meanings in mythology, religion, art, literature, folklore, flower language, astrology, heraldry, numerology, and cultures the world over. From “0” to “Zu,” each entry catalogs all possible connotations, listed by culture when appropriate, creating the most comprehensive symbolism dictionary available.

The Wisdom of Your Dreams

An uninterrupted literary tradition of dream and symbol dictionaries exists ... The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, by Jean Chevalier, Penguin, New York, ...

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101148810

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 727

Discover how the hidden messages in your dreams can change your life. A renowned expert on the subject of dreams, Jeremy Taylor has studied dreams and has worked with thousands of people both individually and in dream groups for more than forty years. His discoveries show us how dreams can be the keys to gaining insight into our past and our conflicts, as well as excursions into the fantastic realm of creative inspiration. An expanded and updated edition of his classic guide to understanding your dreams—Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill—The Wisdom of Your Dreams provides readers with specific, hands-on techniques to help them remember and interpret their dreams, establish a dream group, and learn the universal symbolism of dreaming. Full of case histories and featuring a revised introduction by the author and a new chapter about dreams as clues to the evolution of consciousness, this is a life- changing and potentially world-changing work.

Fragmenting modernism

and Alain Gheerbrandt (eds), The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, trans. John Buchanan-Brown (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1996), pp. 81, 598–9.

Author: Sara Haslam

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847795404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 161

This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. Fragmenting modernism' is about Ford Madox Ford, a hero of the modernist literary revolution. Ford is a fascinating and fundamental figure of the time; not only because as a friend and critic of Ezra Pound and Joseph Conrad, editor of the 'English Review', and author of 'The Good Soldier', he shaped the development of literary modernism. But as the grandson of Ford Madox Brown, and son of a German music critic, he also manifested formative links with mainland European culture and the visual arts. In Ford there is the chance to explore continuity in artistic life at the turn of the century, as well as the more commonly identified pattern of crisis in the time. The argument throughout is that modernism possesses more than one face. Setting Ford in his cultural and historical context, the opening chapter debates the concept of fragmentation in modernism; later chapters discuss the notion of the personal narrative, and war writing. Ford's literary technique is studied comparatively, and plot summaries of his major books ('The Good Soldier' and 'Parade's End') are provided, as is a brief biography. 'Fragmenting Modernism' will be useful for anyone studying the literature of the early twentieth century, impressionism or modernism in general terms, as well as for those who seek to investigate in detail one of the great polymorphous figures of the time.

Myth and Creative Writing

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols. Trans. John BuchananBrown. Penguin: London, 1996. Child, F.J. English and Scottish Popular Ballads.

Author: Adrian May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317863038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 195

Myth and Creative Writing is a unique and practical guide to the arts of creative writing. It: Gives a historical perspective on the storyteller's art Takes a wide view of myth, to include: legends, folklore, biblical myth, classical myth, belief myths, balladry and song. Considers all aspects of the creative process, from conception to completion Provides tips on seeking inspiration from classical and mythic sources Shows how myths can be linked to contemporary concerns Enables beginning writers to tap into the deeper resonances of myth Guides students to further critical and creative resources A secret that all writers know is that they are part of a long tradition of storytelling - whether they call it mythic, intertextual, interactive or original. And in the pantheon of storytelling, myths (those stories that tell us, in often magical terms, how the world and the creatures in it came to be) are the bedrock, a source of unending inspiration. One can dress the study of literature in the finest critical clothing - or intellectualise it until the cows come home - but at its heart it is nothing more - and nothing less - than the study of the human instinct to tell stories, to order the world into patterns we can more readily understand. Exploring the mythic nature of writing (by considering where the connections between instinct and art are made, and where the writer is also seen as a mythic adventurer) is a way of finding close links to what it is we demand from literature, which is - again - something to do with the essences of human nature. Further, in the course of examining the nature of myth, Adrian May provides a very practical guide to the aspiring writer - whether in a formal course or working alone - on how to write stories (myths) of their own, from how to begin, how to develop and how to close.