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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In this way you can match your four descriptive characteristics with the headings for a row, sub-row, sub-sub-row, and column combination, and thus learn the group number.
It is hard to understand exactly what led him to group which symbols where. As in indexer, my first question was, “How is this book ordered? Lisa Gauvain rated it liked it Mar 02, The Word Index specifies signs with a given name or meaning, along with subject headings. Dictionary of Symbols by Carl G.
Shamim rated it it was amazing Sep 05, The author includes both word and symbol indices to help the reader kf particular symbols of interest.
Would world history have been different if the Nazi swastika had pointed the other way? The cross references are very useful. April Iadarola rated it it was amazing Nov 08, I used a hardcover edition while at College for research, and enjoyed it so much I tracked down a copy a few years g.liung,an. Refresh and try again. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The book begins by defining symbols, signs, ideograms, and icons. Liungman sumbols approximately 2, Western graphic symbols at your fingertips.
Did you ever wonder about the dictiobary of the Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen logos or the three diamonds of the Mitsubishi symbol? I got this book from the library and wanted my own copy. Project Page Feedback Known Problems. Vansinnets historia under den klassiska epoken by Michel Foucault Book 3 editions published between and in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
With this information, the reader can scan the headers of the dictionary to find the symbol. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Anyone who decides to read the Dictionary of Symbols should be about as dubious when reading it as when one reads wikipedia. Dictionary of Symbols Carl G. Blake Poreda rated it liked it Jan 22, This page volume reads more like an encyclopedia than like a dictionary, since in many cases historical information and anecdotes complement the definitions.
As for bias, there is some, but the author makes an admirable effort at keeping the information as general as possible. It covers the truly significant symbols, i. Well, technically I only read the theory section and perused the cool symbols, but appreciate learning the origins of some of the logos we have today and the subliminal and subconscious impacts of shared idea via symbols. Feb 21, Andrew Volpe added it.
English Choose a language for shopping. The second index was my best friend in writing this review: In fact many symbols represented are thousands of years old, taken from popular cave drawings or as characters of ancient pictographic languages. Never before published in the United States, this authoritative four-part history, dictionary, and index of non-iconic symbols is a revision of the author’s Symbolerpublished in Sweden in Aug 13, Derrick Ferree added it.
Jun 15, Mariam added it. Dictionzry name it, you’ll find it! For example, I was unable to locate the terms “question mark” or “asterisk.
Had I learned to apply the four descriptive categories quickly, however, this index would have served little purpose, since it was simply a shorter, page-order re-listing of dictionary items. It was, and continues to be, one of my reference library “bibles. On a few occasions, you will find symbols grouped with signs that seemingly bear no relationship in either shape or meaning.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Leigh rated it really liked it Aug 27, As such, it is an original work of scholarship rather than a gazetteer of common symbols. Account Options Sign in. Dictionary of symbols by Carl G Liungman Book 39 editions published between and in English and German and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide This is a dictionary of graphic symbols, unique in that the symbols may be accessed by identifying four visible characteristics, with an introduction discussing the function of graphic symbols, their cultural diftionary, and more.
Symbols are cross-referenced to other signs with the same meanings and to structurally similar signs symols different meanings. Dictionary of Symbols Norton Paperback. An annotated bibliography gives further references. Symbols are cross-referenced to other sig From early cave drawings to modern corporate logos, graphic symbols have been used sjmbols convey meanings symblos tangible and abstract.
However, it might’ve helped if I got a more modern book since there are so many new symbols and logos today.
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Still, if nothing else, all of them are fun to look at. Estland by Cornelius Hasselblatt Book 2 editions published in in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Two indexes aid the reader.