|[PDF] The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols
The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols By Miranda Bruce-Mitford
An expert in Eastern art and culture deciphers the meanings of more than two thousand images from around the world, exploring their origins, meanings, and cultural context in words and full-color illustrations.
Miranda Bruce-Mitford, Nicola Hodgson, Kim Dennis-Bryan, Neil Lockley, Kathryn Wilkinson.
London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1996. — 127 p. — ISBN 0756633931.
Why is a flag at half-mast a symbol of mourning? Why do brides in the West traditionally wear white, while Asian cultures associate this color with death? Discover answers to these and other mystifying questions in Signs & Symbols, a fully-illustrated guide that helps unlock the secret language of the signs, symbols, and traditions around us. A rich source of information for readers of all ages, this book is divided into two sections, first looking at major sources of symbols (basic shapes, colors and numbers, the natural world), then, placing symbols in context of mythologies and religions, the human life cycle, people and culture, and symbol systems. Clear cross-referencing illuminates connections between symbols, while beautiful artwork and photography make this a collector’s edition to treasure.
The Illustrated Book of Signs and Symbols: 1000s of Signs and Symbols From Around the World PDF
Author(s): Bruce-Mitford M.
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