Translated from the Swedish version, explains the functions, meanings, history, and systems of about graphic symbols known in western culture. In this unique dictionary, Carl G. Liungman puts approximately 2, Western graphic symbols at your fingertips. Each entry includes the sign’s history. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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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.

Liungman, Carl G. 1938-

Jul 30, Denise added it. The book does not include characters of Asian alphabets. On this page you can see examples of each symmetry type, or illustrations of open and closed elements. Well illustrated, strong and easily understood explanations of each symbol, and an excellent cross-referencing system for locating the symbols you want.

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Jun 20, Karl Steffey marked it as to-read Shelves: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Dictionary of Symbols Carl G. Enhancing the dictionary is a series of fascinating discussions of various aspects of ideograms. Jennifer rated it it was amazing Nov 01, See all 37 reviews.


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Artists and designers can incorporate these symbols and their meanings into their work, or use them to create new symbols. Jul 03, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Joseph rated it it was amazing Jun 15, 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.

Most books on symbols confine themselves to higher level abstractions such as “the lion” or “mercury” or the letters of the alphabet.

The book would be greatly improved in usefulness by a few tables in the back that would list symbols by topic area, rather than by shape. The Word Index specifies signs with a given name or meaning, along with subject headings. Two indexes aid the reader. Sam Forsythe rated it it was amazing Jun dictiobary, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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The dancing wu li masters: AuthorTranslatorEditorOtherIllustrator. Readers who are interested in language, esoteric symbols, communications, and the universal nature of certain symbols will enjoy this book.

As in indexer, my first question was, “How is this book ordered?

Oct 26, Josh rated it it was ok. Aug 13, Derrick Ferree added it. Dictionary of Symbols Norton Paperback.

Review of Liungman’s Dictionary of Symbols. This book really makes you look around you with very new pair of eyes and see the dictlonary like a real life Da Vinci’s Code.

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Books by Carl G. Symbols are cross-referenced to other sig From early cave drawings to modern corporate logos, graphic symbols have been used to convey meanings both tangible and abstract. Those who enjoy graphic arts, are drawn to symbolic language, or want to research a particular set of symbols will also like reading and contemplating this book.