Symbolism
Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Dictionary of Symbolism
Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0452011183
Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology
A Dictionary of Symbols
A Dictionary of Symbols
Paperback      ISBN: 0140512543
Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature
A Dictionary of Symbols
A Dictionary of Symbols
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0880297026
Dictionary of Symbols
Dictionary of Symbols
Paperback      ISBN: 0393312364
Describes the functions, meanings, and history of nearly fifteen hundred symbols, including those from religion, science, and alchemy
Dictionary of Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Dictionary of Symbols
An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Paperback      ISBN: 081181470x
Presents historical information and cultural definitions of signs and symbols from mythology, folklore, and religion
Dictionary of Symbols, Myths & Legends
Dictionary of Symbols, Myths & Legends
Hardcover      ISBN: 1844300250
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Paperback      ISBN: 0500271259
Explains the meanings associated with objects, plants, animals, myths, religious symbols, and images in art

Signs, Symbols, and Ciphers
Signs, Symbols, and Ciphers
Paperback      ISBN: 0810928426
Examines maps, pictograms, logographs, letterforms, patterns, signals, codes, and facial expressions as representations of abstract ideas and concrete objects
Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography
Stories in Stone
A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography
Hardcover      ISBN: 158685321x
Certain symbols abound in modern Western culture that are instantly recognizable: the cross signifies Christianity, the six-pointed Star of David is revered by Jews, the golden arches frequently means it's time for lunch. Other symbols, however, require a bit of decoding-particularly those found in cemeteries. Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. Engravings on tombstones, mausoleums and memorials tell us just about everything there is to know about a person- date of birth and death as well as religion, ethnicity, occupation, community interests, and much more. In the fascinating new book Stories in Stone: The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism by noted author Douglas Keister, the secrets of cemetery symbolism are finally revealed. For instance, did you know that it is quite rare to see a sunflower on a tombstone? Did you know that the human foot symbolizes humility and service since it consistently touches the earth? Or the humble sheaf of wheat-while it is often used to denote someone who has lived a long and fruitful life, do you know other meanings it might carry? Stories in Stone provides history along with images of a wide variety of common and not-so-common cemetery symbols, and offers an in-depth examination of stone relics and the personal and intimate details they display-flora and fauna, religious icons, society symbols, and final impressions of how the deceased wished to be remembered. Douglas Keister has created a practical field guide that is compact and portable, perfect for those interested in family histories and genealogical research, and is the only book of its kind that unlocks the language of symbols in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner. Douglas Keister has photographed fourteen award-winning, critically acclaimed books (including Red Tile Style: America's Spanish Revival Architecture, The Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Home, and Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties) earning him the title "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to other books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards. Doug lives in Chico, California, and travels frequently to photograph and lecture on historic architecture and photography.
Symbols: A Universal Language
Symbols
A Universal Language
Paperback      ISBN: 178243769x
Symbols shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas, with over forty of the most significant symbols from religion, politics and popular culture down the centuries.