Reverse Symbolism Dictionary

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary

Symbols Listed by Subject

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Provides an alphabetical list of concepts along with the symbols used to represent them.

Book News
Lists concepts alphabetically, and notes the symbols used to represent them. Under "esoterica," for example, are cited pearls and the letter Y; "knowledge" and "wisdom" are suggested as other sources. Complements Olderr's 1986 Symbolism: A Comprehensive dictionary , which is frontwise. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This is a companion volume to Olderr's Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. The earlier dictionary was arranged by symbol and told what the meanings were. The present work goes the other way (but it is not simply a refiguring of the data). It presents ideas, situations or objects (ancient to modern), and gives the appropriate symbols (allusions, associations, attributes, or emblems).
Some examples are: one of the symbols for "hell" is descending stairs; an attribute of Saint Benedict is a raven; joy after sorrow is symbolized by the gemstone amber. Literary, artistic, religious, heraldic, numerological, folkloric, occult, psychological, and biblical usages are included.

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780899505619
Branch Call Number: REF 302.222 OLDER
Characteristics: ix, 181 pages ; 23 cm


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