View Book: An essay on Symbolic colors, in antiquity—the middle ages—and modern times
  PDF Print E-mail
Title:      An essay on Symbolic colors, in antiquity—the middle ages—and modern times
Categories:      Symbolism
BookID:      9
Authors:      Frédéric Portal
ISBN-10(13):      9781944175061
Publisher:      Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date:      2016
Edition:      New
Number of pages:      222
Language:      Not specified
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover           Button Buy now Buy now
Description:     

This book lists the symbolic and esoteric meanings of the colors of antiquity until the beginning of the nineteenth century. This is a fundamental research work based on more than 250 references on the subject. It is, according to René Guénon, "of the greatest interest, and even indispensable to all those who, in any capacity, are interested in the subject he treats, since there is no other that can replace him."
The originality of Frederic Portal's study concerns the ternary analysis of colors and the principle of polarities or "rule of oppositions". The meaning of the symbols is thus based on three degrees, the "divine language", the "sacred language" and the "profane language" and two polarities.
The work has been reedited and compared to the French original. Omitted parts and notes of the original text have been reinserted. All references have been clarified and, when possible, Latin and Greek authors’ names and tittles are now in English. References to English or French translations have been added. A bibliography and a list of additional references has been compiled.

Please past text to modal