The Watkins Dictionary of Symbols

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‘Traditional symbols form a visual shorthand for ideas … For thousands of years they have enabled sculptors, painters and craftsmen to embody and reinforce deep thoughts and beliefs about human life in single, immediate and powerful images.’
from Jack Tresidder’s introduction

Its fully cross-referenced A–Z entries cover traditional symbols such as animals, plants, gemstones, objects, elements and graphic shapes that have become primal ...
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Overview

‘Traditional symbols form a visual shorthand for ideas … For thousands of years they have enabled sculptors, painters and craftsmen to embody and reinforce deep thoughts and beliefs about human life in single, immediate and powerful images.’
from Jack Tresidder’s introduction

Its fully cross-referenced A–Z entries cover traditional symbols such as animals, plants, gemstones, objects, elements and graphic shapes that have become primal metaphors for human concepts and qualities. There is also a helpful index covering historical and mythological figures and other symbolic references.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905857814
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 998,495

Meet the Author

Jack Tressider has worked as a newspaper journalist, foreign news editor, book and theatre critic and a publishing director. He is the author of 1001 Symbols and Symbols and their Meanings. Born and educated in New Zealand, he now lives and writes in a remote valley in the French Alps.
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