Signs and Symbols

Clare Gibson

Clare Gibson is a writer and historian specialising in art history and how to interpret symbols, especially in art, antiquities and architectural details. Her previous works include The Hidden Life of Ancient Egypt (2009), The Hidden Life of Renaissance Art (2007), The Hidden Life of Art (2006), Symbols of the Goddess: Universal Signs of the Divine Female (1997, 2005), Sacred Symbols: A Guide to the Timeless Icons of Faith and Worship (1997), and Signs and Symbols: A Guide to their Meaning and Origins (1996), all previously published by Saraband. Educated in Germany and England, she studied modern and medieval history and worked as an editor before focusing on symbolism and her writing career. She is also well known for her Twitter feed as @MrsSymbols and her popular blog, Seeing Symbols.

Signs and Symbols

An Illustrated Guide to their Meaning and Origins

by Clare Gibson

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  • ISBN: 9780760702178

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Signs and symbols inform our perceptions, thoughts and dreams. This wide-ranging multicultural compendium traces symbolism to its ancient roots, examining over 500 symbolic images, complete with artistic allusions, metaphor and allegory. Clare Gibson is the author of several books on spirituality, legend and symbolism. Categories explored include: Sacred Symbols, Identity Symbols, Magic and the Occult, Symbol Systems, Nature, Fantastic Creatures, Emotions and the Inner Mind.