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The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols by Jean Chevalier
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Mar 29, 2012

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Read in March, 2012

Mixed feelings. This book is encyclopedic in its range and descriptions of symbols, but is largely unillustrated. That makes it significantly less useful for my intended purpose, which was to use it as a source of basic starting designs for art project - creating pictures, making masks, and so on. I will still use it, but I'll also be looking for an illustrated work.
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