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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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jan 14, Douglas Summers-Stay rated it really liked it Shelves: It is hard to understand exactly what led him to group which symbols where. 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.

Books like this are no longer very necessary or useful with the internet so close to hand, but it’s fun to browse to come across things you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Then if you were trying to decode a stained glass window, for example, you could turn to the “medieval Christian symbols” section and just look down the list. The text is detailed and covers the subject in depth. Liungman puts approximately 2, Western graphic symbols at your fingertips.

Jun 15, Mariam added it. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti. There are both text- and icon-based indexes, but without a toc, it becomes difficult to locate a symbol whose name you don’t know even if you did, the aforementioned “smiley” is labeled “acid sign”. As such, it is an original work of scholarship rather than a gazetteer of common symbols.


Liungman, Carl G. 1938-

But suppose we were working with symbols with no English equivalent? However, the glossary of meanings doesn’t list all of the symbols for each meaning, and through cael fault of the authors, mind many of the definitions are out-of-date. The author includes both word and symbol indices to help the reader locate particular symbols of interest.

Each g.liungman includes the sign’s history, its meanings, and the systems in which it is used. There are comments on how the g.oiungman of a sign influences its breadth of meaning, the basic components of ideographs, and development of sign structures throughout the ages, including use of similar symbols in different times and This compendium of symbols is an excellent resource for artists and designers who use symbols in their work.

The book begins by defining symbols, signs, ideograms, and icons. The visual overview chart is a good idea for finding a symbol by its looks, although I found the groupings confusing to use. Dictionary of Symbols Norton Paperback.

Dictionary of Symbols

Dictionary of Symbols Norton Paperback. 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.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Dictionary of Symbols Carl G. Liungman is a Swedish scholar and author. Anyone who decides to read the Dictionary of Symbols should be about as dubious when reading it as when one reads wikipedia. Samuel rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Semiotik, strukturalism, semiologi by Carl G Liungman Book 4 editions published in in Swedish and Danish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Refresh and try again. What can I say Most of them are so complicated, in fact, that it’s impossible for me to reproduce them here without drawing more heavily on this journal’s publication budget.

On a few occasions, you will find symbols grouped with signs that seemingly bear no relationship in either shape or meaning. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Blake Dictuonary rated it liked it Jan 22, As for bias, there is some, but the author makes an admirable effort at keeping the information as general as possible. Aug 13, Derrick Ferree added it. These include a discussion of signs and meanings, an overview of the historical development of signs, xymbols well as sections on ancient American ideograms, the astrological system of symbols, the mystical pentagram, and the signs of the alchemists.

Designing logos, I use this dictionary a lot. To use only symbols I can either type or describe symbolss, I have created this short table to demonstrate. The Word Index specifies signs with a given name or meaning, along with subject headings. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Dictionary of Symbols by Carl G. Luingman

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