An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols download free [PDF and Ebook] by J. C. Cooper

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols download free [PDF and Ebook] by J. C. Cooper year 1987
  • Book name: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
  • Author: J. C. Cooper
  • Release date: 1987/3/27
  • Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780500271254
  • Rating: 9.11 of 10
  • Votes: 463
  • Review by: Lyda Lucas
  • Review rating: 9.64 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/24
  • Total pages: 208
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: People all over the world have always used symbols to express and communicate the things that mean most to them. From a country's flag, which can signify more than patriotism, to a charm bracelet, with its 'portable memories', symbolism takes various forms. Familiarity with symbolism opens up levels of understanding most of us have probably never been aware of. Why, for instance, do we share a secret with the words 'a little bird told me'? What is it about a horseshoe that, in the right circumstances, brings luck? Why a horse's shoe? How old is the swastika, and where has it been used as a symbol (and what was Jung getting at when he said the Nazi's used it 'backwards')? In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J.C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. Lively, informative and often ironic, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquios to Oceania, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H39M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Art Books, Art History: c 1800 to c 1900, Reference Works, Society & Culture: General, Individual Artists, Art Monographs
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.45 USD
  • Dimensions: 159x241x14.22mm
  • Weight: 590g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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