Dictionary of symbols. Under the direction of Jean Chevalier, with the collaboration of Alain Gheerbrant. Exemplary corresponding to the 5th Spanish edition, 1995. Editorial Herder. The first edition in Spanish was in 1986, according to the original French work, Dictionnaire des symboles, published in 1969 in Paris.
Spanish version of Manuel Silvar and Arturo Rodríguez, adapted and completed by José Olives Puig.
Hardbound bound book with illustrated dust jacket and flaps. Format 18.5 x 25 cm. 1,108 pages with 300 drawings in one ink and about 1,200 voices.
With this edition, which improves and extends in some points the original French edition, the Spanish language reader is offered the most extensive and documented dictionary that exists today on symbols. It contains about 1,200 voices and 300 drawings that lend themselves to interpretations. Among these are offered the most certain, fundamental and at the same time suggestive and evocative, that is, those that better allow the reader to vivify the imagination, stimulate reflection and sense new senses. The work of personal invention and the possibility of original perception are also facilitated by a set of numerous correspondences between the dictionary reviews, and by reference to the specialized books that are offered in the abundant bibliography. Flipping through the pages the reader will become familiar little by little with the symbolic thought, will go unveiling this logic of the symbols, that escapes to all systematization and admits contradictions in its dialectic, but that nevertheless constitutes – say of G. de Champeaux and S Sterckx- the plot of the subjective happening as well as the universe. When the reader next opens the art books, when he visits museums and monuments, the masterpieces will seem to him to be situated in a set of dimensions until then unnoticed, and will be enriched with a new sense …
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