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1000 Symbols: What Shapes Mean in Art & Myth

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1000 Symbols offers a comprehensive directory of symbols in clear, detailed artworks, each accompanied by a definition of the symbol's history and its cross-cultural meanings.


Beginning with an alphabetical, cross-referenced index, the book is then organized into groupings of related symbols:


Geometrical Shapes-circle, square, triangle, pentagram, crescent, and spiral are ju
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 17th 2002 by Thames & Hudson
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Tami
Apr 15, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing
1000 Symbols came highly recommended to me from one of my professors in one of my classes on symbols. It was billed as one of the most extensive collection of symbols ever published. Given my interest in archetypes, mythology, and dream symbolism, I was intrigued so I put this book on my wish list.

1000 Symbols takes a slightly different take on symbols than other reference books on my shelf. All of the symbols included are actually illustrated, which is extremely useful when looking up a partic
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A good book, but I've found some conflicting information. As well as some definitely false info, nothing huge tho
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Read then drew some of the symbols. Very nice
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