National Library of Australia. Search the catalogue for collection items held by the National Library of Australia. Read more Cirlot, Juan Eduardo. Diccionario de simbolos.
|Published (Last):||26 October 2012|
|PDF File Size:||18.20 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||7.8 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Juan Eduardo Cirlot Laporta 9 April — 11 May was a Spanish poet , art critic , hermeneutist , mythologist , and musician. There he matriculated high school from the College of the Jesuits and worked in a customs agency and the Banco Hispanoamericano while also studying music. In , he was mobilized to fight for the Second Spanish Republic. In early , he was mobilized again, but this time by the pro- Franco side. During this period, he read many avant-garde art books and magazines.
In the summer of , he returned to Barcelona to work in the Banco Hispanoamericano. On 11 August , he married Gloria Valenzuela, then began to work in the editorial bookstore "Argos". He composed music and worked with the artists of the Dau al Set , a Catalan group.
In , his daughter Lourdes was born, and he became a writer for the Dau al Set magazine journal. Igor Stravinsky , his first treatise, was published. In , he began to work in the Gustavo Gili publishing house, where he remained until his death. That year, he also began to collect antique swords. Between and , in Barcelona, Cirlot befriended and worked with the German ethnologist and musicologist Marius Schneider , who initiated him into the science of symbology.
Jose Gudiol Ricart likewise introduced him to the study of Gothic art. Years of intense activity as a critic and lecturer followed. In , his father died and he published his dictionary in English under the title A Dictionary of Symbols , with a prologue by Herbert Read. In , he saw Franklin Schaffner 's film The War Lord , which had a great impact on his poetic work.
Cirlot fell ill with pancreatic cancer in , for which he underwent surgery on 11 May He died that day in his home on calle Herzegovino in Barcelona. Beginning in the s, Cirlot ascribed himself to the French Surrealist school and to Dadaism , soon assuming a very broad-horizoned spiritualist tradition of universal longing Kabbalah , Sufism , and Eastern studies. From this was sparked the interest in symbology that permeated all his literary activity and his important work as an art critic.
He conducted comprehensive studies on medieval symbology and hermeneutics, accruing an impressive collection of swords, and his prolific and varied poetic output—more than fifty books—remained independent of the trends that dominated the poetry of the postwar period because of their darkness and hermetism; nevertheless, his impact has never ceased to be reevaluated through continuous revisions, reeditions, appearances of unpublished works, and tributes.
The best-known part of his work is the phase of his poetic evolution centered in the actress Rosemary Forsyth , who played Bronwyn in the Franklin Schaffner film The War Lord and inspired the permutational phase of his poetry. As a poet his writing ranges from playful invitations and lexical juggling acts within a general elegiac tone. There are echoes of avant-garde fantasy. Cirlot also cultivated aphorism in his book Del no mundo , in which his thought can be traced back to its sources in Nietzsche and Lao Tse.
In El mundo del objeto a la luz del surrealismo was published unedited. Written in , it went beyond the conceptual trends of the previous decades and continues to be an essential reference for professors and students of the universe of the work of art. One reviewer in called the book "a momentous contribution to symbology".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. A Dictionary of Symbols.
Diccionario Simbolos by Cirlot Juan Eduardo
Seller Rating:. About this Item: Condition: new. All our books are brand NEW. We ship from differents locations. We use DHL. More information about this seller Contact this seller
Diccionario de simbolos