By Carl G. Liungman
"There is not anything relatively like this well-researched book."―Library Journal
From early cave drawings to fashionable company trademarks, photograph symbols were used to express meanings either tangible and summary. during this targeted dictionary, Carl G. Liungman places nearly 2,500 Western photograph symbols at your fingertips. each one access contains the sign's background, its meanings, and the structures during which it truly is used. Symbols are cross-referenced to different indicators with an identical meanings and to structurally related symptoms with assorted meanings. finding an access is as effortless as having a look up a notice in a dictionary, because of a process that classifies each one join up the foundation of 3 of its structural features.
improving the dictionary is a sequence of interesting discussions of assorted points of ideograms. those contain a dialogue of symptoms and meanings, an summary of the old improvement of indicators, in addition to sections on historic American ideograms, the astrological approach of symbols, the paranormal pentagram, and the symptoms of the alchemists. indexes reduction the reader. The observe Index specifies indicators with a given identify or that means, in addition to topic headings. The image Index monitors symbols in accordance with their structural features.
Dictionary of Symbols serves either as a important reference on Western cultural background and as a certified software for these operating in layout and the arts.
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