Picture of author.

Juan Eduardo Cirlot (1916–1973)

Autor(a) de A Dictionary of Symbols

51+ Works 1,595 Membros 18 Reviews

About the Author

Obras de Juan Eduardo Cirlot

A Dictionary of Symbols (1971) 1,157 cópias
Gaudi (1901) 306 cópias
Picasso: Birth of a Genius (1972) 24 cópias
Diccionario de los Ismos (1956) 9 cópias
Bronwyn (2001) 8 cópias
Nebiros (2016) 6 cópias
Obra poética (1981) 5 cópias
Gaudí (2002) 4 cópias
El Espiritu abstracto (1970) 4 cópias
Pintura Gótica Europea (1972) 3 cópias
El Estilo del siglo XX (2008) 3 cópias
Del no mundo : aforismos (2018) 2 cópias
Joan Miró 2 cópias
Confidencias literarias (1996) 2 cópias
El libro de Cartago (1998) 2 cópias
Las Hojas del fuego 1 exemplar(es)
La imagen surrealista 1 exemplar(es)
Pictura contemporana 1 exemplar(es)
Subirats 1 exemplar(es)
Tapies. (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
44 sonetos de amor (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Poemas de Cartago 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design (1968) — Tradutor, algumas edições269 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Rather boring.


And I just read some other reviews of this book. I read this in the 90's and apparently, I'm just not feeling the love. Maybe this wasn't the right book at the right time.

I still own it, may have to revisit it.
Chica3000 | outras 10 resenhas | Dec 11, 2020 |
Art just isn't my thing, but by complete coincidence I saw Malkovich's Klimt the other day and have read this book about Gaudi. Two men of the same period, two men who now seem to make their period what it was. We see them as being part of a movement - Art Nouveau - but that seems after the fact to me, a little like, as Hadrian would say through Yourcenar, pulling at the facts, arranging them to one's satisfaction.

Each of them was utterly their own man, however much they were in the employ of others. Their development as artists, as far as I can see, is specific to each of them, not part of some commonality of the period.

Well. Maybe they do share one vital aspect. Malkovich is a dead ringer for both of them. He's done Klimt, maybe Gaudi is next. I guess it's the Victorian beard thing.

I have to say, the text of this book is as turgid as turgid could be. I was wondering if it is translated, though I don't see a translator acknowledged.

Nevertheless, the joining of opposites often resolves antimonies and this tendency towards mechanical expression seems to us to be more than an expression of a cold 'techical' side to Gaudi, rather his faith in evertyhing that was beautiful and divinely demonstrated.

No wonder Klimt hated art critics.
… (mais)
bringbackbooks | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 16, 2020 |
This is a useful, carefully researched, lexicon of symbols. It is an excellent resource for writers as the author is clear , succinct and unabiguous in language and intent, His profound interest and affection for his work is palpable. This is my first go to when I am struggling with a poem.
ChristineIrving | outras 10 resenhas | Sep 27, 2019 |
This book discusses the particular symbols and ideas related to those symbols popular in everyday culture. It does this in a scholarly manner that is really interesting. Sometimes the entries are really short when you expect them to be pretty long. Take Prester John for instance. I know he was supposed to be some legendary King of Christendom back in the Middle Ages, but I never thought he would only have one sentence devoted to him. It covers all of the Tarot Cards, all weapons that I could think of, and all animals of any symbolic significance. So this book is pretty cool if you like symbols, and it has a bibliography that you can use to further your research. I read the whole thing through, but you might just want to find a particular entry. Either way, this book was enjoyable and quite fascinating.… (mais)
Floyd3345 | outras 10 resenhas | Jun 15, 2019 |

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Herbert Read Foreword
Jack Sage Translator


Also by

Tabelas & Gráficos