A Dictionary of Symbols
Courier Corporation, 1 janv. 2002 - 419 pages
At every stage of civilization, people have relied on symbolic expression, and advances in science and technology have only increased our dependence on symbols. An essential part of the ancient arts of the Orient and Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a twentieth-century revival with t
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