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Dictionary of Symbols : Norton Paperback - Carl G. Liungman

Dictionary of Symbols

Norton Paperback

Paperback

Published: 1st December 1994
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
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From early cave drawings to modern corporate logos, graphic symbols have been used to convey meanings both tangible and abstract. In this unique dictionary, Carl G. Liungman puts approximately 2,500 Western graphic symbols at your fingertips. Each entry includes the sign's history, its meanings, and the systems in which it is used. Symbols are cross-referenced to other signs with the same meanings and to structurally similar signs with different meanings. Locating an entry is as easy as looking up a word in a dictionary, due to a system that classifies each sign on the basis of three of its structural features.

Enhancing the dictionary is a series of fascinating discussions of various aspects of ideograms. These include a discussion of signs and meanings, an overview of the historical development of signs, as well as sections on ancient American ideograms, the astrological system of symbols, the mystical pentagram, and the signs of the alchemists. Two indexes aid the reader. The Word Index specifies signs with a given name or meaning, along with subject headings. The Graphic Index displays symbols based on their structural features.

Dictionary of Symbols serves both as a valuable reference on Western cultural history and as a professional tool for those working in design and the arts.

"This book will certainly become one of the key sources for tracing symbols and their meanings." -- American Libraries

ISBN: 9780393312362
ISBN-10: 0393312364
Series: Norton Paperback
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st December 1994
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1