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Book of Signs : Dover Pictorial Archives - RUDOLF KOCH

Book of Signs

Dover Pictorial Archives

Paperback Published: 1st June 1955
ISBN: 9780486201627
Number Of Pages: 112

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This unusual collection of primitive and medieval symbols provides one of the most fertile single sources of decorative ideas available today. It is also a graphic history of the development of written communication and offers a singular insight into the psychology of the primitive mind.
The Book of Signs contains 493 classified and documented illustrations, collected, drawn, and explained by the celebrated typographer Rudolf Koch. Divided into 14 different categories, it includes General Signs, The Cross, Monogram of Christ, Other Christian Signs, Monograms of Medieval Church and State Leaders, Stone Masons' Signs, The Four Elements, Astronomical Signs, Astrological Signs, Botanical Signs, Chemical Signs, House and Holding Marks, Miscellany, and Runes.
"Provides the contemporary artist with a rich design vocabulary on which to improvise."—Art in Focus.
"An inspiration to graphic artists everywhere."—Graphis.
"An artistic and typographical achievement of considerable beauty and worth."—Psychiatric Quarterly.

ISBN: 9780486201627
ISBN-10: 0486201627
Series: Dover Pictorial Archives
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st June 1955
Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.2