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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As in indexer, my first question was, “How is this book ordered? Well illustrated, strong and easily understood explanations of each symbol, and an excellent cross-referencing system for locating the symbols you want.

April Iadarola rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Who knew that the ancient labyrinth symbol I walked in Glendalough also appears in Native American designs? The Graphic Index displays symbols based on their structural diftionary. 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.

This cral is not yet featured on Listopia. Leigh rated it really liked it Aug 27, Jul 03, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a great taxonomy of signs, ideograms, and some symbols, all presented in the same style, and has some value as a dictionary.

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G.liungmam Options Sign in. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. When I came across this book as a high-schooler, I felt like I had been looking for such a book my whole life. It was, and continues to be, one of my reference library “bibles.


Get to Know Us. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Word Index specifies signs with a given name or meaning, along with subject headings. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. From early cave drawings to modern corporate logos, graphic symbols have been used to convey meanings both tangible and abstract.

Each entry includes the sign’s history, its meanings, and Return to Book Page. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Psychiatrie by Carl G Liungman Book 5 editions published between and in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

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Blake Poreda rated it liked it Jan 22, Open Preview See a Problem? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Bryce rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Shamim rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Showing of 37 reviews. Dictionary of Symbols Norton Paperback.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Yes, there is an entry or two about the circle quartered by the cross! Jennifer rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Not very useful for researching symbols or emblems from the more esoteric arena. Dictionary of Symbols Norton Paperback. Remy rated it really liked it Jan 26, On this page you can see examples of each symmetry type, or illustrations of open and closed elements. Consensus has been that the symbols should be sorted consistently, taking cues from the author’s use and from the indexer’s understanding of the audience’s background.

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Several articles at the beginning of the book discuss the various uses of these signs and symbols around the world.

Dictionary of Symbols

Joseph rated it it was amazing Jun 15, In fact many symbols represented are thousands of years old, taken from popular cave drawings or as characters of ancient pictographic languages. At the top of each page is the group number described below.

A must for anyone interested in symbols. My fave of all the symbol books.

Jenny Finley rated it it was dichionary Oct 23, 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. Well, technically I only read the theory section and perused the cool symbols, cqrl appreciate learning the origins of some of the logos we have today and the subliminal and subconscious impacts of shared idea via symbols.

I got this book from the library and wanted my own copy. Jul 30, Denise added it.

The book does not include characters of Asian alphabets. Review of Liungman’s Dictionary of Symbols.