The Myth of the Incomplete Self: A Psycho-Archaeological Codex

The Myth of the Incomplete Self: A Psycho-Archaeological Codex

by Rodrigo de Toledo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997680867
Publisher: Studio Neurondiva
Publication date: 11/28/2018
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Rodrigo de Toledo (M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is a Brazilian-American contemporary artist, designer, and visual communication professor. Inspired by ancient religious icons, mythological archetypes, Jungian psychology, cartoons, and superheroes, his work explores questions of identity and spirituality, as well as the media's effect on personal memory and fantasy. In the past decade, he has focused on the design of a personal mythology and its visual iconography-an inner research that he describes as psycho-archaeology. Rodrigo employs a surreal pop visual style in cross-media blends of digital imaging, graphic novels, painting, interactivity, installation, and animation. Since 1990 his whimsical imaginary world has been exhibited around the globe in museums, galleries, festivals, and the media.

Table of Contents


  • Preface
  • Personal Mythology
  • The Knot-Ego-Autogen-Self
  • The sleep of stones in ancient Italian churches

Creation Myth

  • The Genesis of the Incomplete Self

The Codex Pages

  • The Self’s Pantheon
  • Cosmo-Mythological Diagrams
  • The three phases of the Self’s Sublimation Journey
  • Archetypal Iconography Schemas
  • Shadow Boxes

Visual Glossary

  • Iconography, Hieroglyphs, and Visual Grammar

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