Symbols in Structure and Function- Volume 3: Symbols in Culture, Art, and Myth

Symbols in Structure and Function- Volume 3: Symbols in Culture, Art, and Myth

by Charles A. Sarnoff

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Overview

This is the third unit of three devoted to an explication of the structure and function of symbols. The following topics are covered.

Ch-1 SYMBOLS AND THE GROWTH OF SOCIETY Ch-2 UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS Ch-3 THE EVOLUTION OF THE SYMBOLS OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND MYTHOLOGY The Life and Death of a Myth Ch-4 SYMBOLIC MORALISM Ch-5 THE INFLUENCE OF MYTH ON THE NATURE OF SYMBOLIC FORMS IN MANIFEST DREAMS Ch-6 THE POWER IN THE SYMBOL Ch-7 THOUGHT DISORDER, SYMBOLS, AND ART De Chirico, Dadd, Tasso, Joyce Ch-8 FEELINGS WORDS AND VISIONS: Symbols and Personality in the Paintings of Thomas Cole

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462800520
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 01/12/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 307
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Charles Sarnoff M.D. is the author of “Latency”, and three other books as well as over 60 published papers. He is board certified in Child, Adolescent, Community and Adult Psychiatry, and is a graduate child and adult psychoanalyst. He is formerly Clinical Associate Professor of psychiatry at NYU College of Medicine and is a Lecturer at the Columbia University P&S School of Medicine Psychoanalytic Institute, where he lectured on “Symbols in Myths and Dreams”. He has been chief of residency training and of child psychiatry at Brookdale Hospital, and chief of child psychiatry fellowship training at Hillside Hospital. Dr. Sarnoff has been described as an “art detective” in “Art in America” for his contribution to the rediscovery of Thomas Cole’s “lost Voyage of Life”. He has an enhanced knowledge of world mythology and has traveled in over forty countries in forty years gathering information for this book. Joseph Campbell has written the following about some of this material, “. . . two very interesting articles, both bearing directly on folklore and literary themes. I have found them full of useful information --, and marvel particularly at the range of research and discovery represented . . . ”

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