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Author Highwater, Jamake.

Title The language of vision : meditations on myth and metaphor / Jamake Highwater.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  133.32424 H638L    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents I. The Fool: Labyrinth of Dreams -- II. The Emperor: Chimera of Reality -- III. The Falling Tower: Death of the Sacred -- IV. The Hierophant: Body as Metaphor -- V. The Magician: Originality and Illusion -- VI. The High Priestess: Myth as Discovery -- VII. The Empress: Rituals of the Land -- VIII. The Lovers: Revelation as Pleasure -- IX. The Chariot: Escape from Reality -- X. Strength: Mind and Matter -- XI. Justice: Imagination as Political Power -- XII. The Hermit: Invisible Art -- XIII. The Wheel of Fortune: Iconography as Destiny -- XIV. The Hanged Man: Homosexuality as Metaphor -- XV. Death: Transformation and Identity -- XVI. Temperance: Myths of Morality -- XVII. The Devil: Play as Mythology -- XVIII. The Star: Reinventing the Past -- XIX. The Moon: Deception as Doctrine -- XX. The Sun: Cultural Piracy -- XXI. Judgment: The Mythology of Exclusion -- XXII. The World: Triumph of Dreams.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-329) and index.
Subject Major arcana (Tarot)
Myth in art.
Metaphor in art.
Semiotics and the arts.
ISBN 0802115187: $23.00
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