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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Enhancing the dictionary is a series of fascinating discussions of various aspects of ideograms. Lisa Gauvain symhols it liked it Mar 02, Liungman organizes his dictionaries into 55 categories he calls “groups,” with each group defined by its symmetry single symmetric, multi-symmetric, asymmetricclosedness open, closed, some combination of bothline straightness straight only, soft only, some combination of bothand incidence of crossed lines no crossings, at least one crossing.

Symbols are cross-referenced to other signs with the same meanings and to structurally similar signs with different meanings.

Dictionary of Symbols by Carl G. Luingman

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Use this book for the definitions, but be prepared to wade through a lot of material if you don’t happen to know the name of the sign at the start of your research.

Remy rated it really liked it Jan 26, Liungman puts approximately 2, Western graphic symbols at your fingertips.

The visual overview chart is a good idea for finding a symbol by its looks, although I found the groupings confusing ddictionary use. Dictionary of Symbols Carl G. Aware that even this ordering would be insufficient or perhaps unintuitive to the symbology layperson, the author includes three indexes to his dictionary.


sictionary Get to Know Us. Readers who are interested in language, esoteric symbols, communications, and the universal nature of certain symbols will enjoy this book.

Dictionary of Symbols

Good resource for writing stories in the realm of superstition and the occult, perhaps. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Paperbackpages. With this information, the reader can scan the headers of the dictionary to find the symbol. In this unique dictionary, Carl G. 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. As in indexer, my first question was, “How is this book ordered? If a Western or ancient symbol existed before the book’s publication date, it is likely to appear in this book.

The problem arises from the fact that there’s no table of contents. Jun 20, Karl Steffey marked it as to-read Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. See all 37 reviews. These include a discussion of signs and meanings, an overview of the historical development of signs, as well as sections on ancient American ideograms, the astrological system of symbols, the mystical pentagram, and the signs of the alchemists.

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Finally, similar to a short appendix, the author concludes with seven short helpful hints to the reader who is still unable to crack the book’s code. G.linugman dictionary of G.liungmah attributes the “Have a nice day” smiley face to s psychedelic drug cul While a fascinating topic and a great collection of symbols from a broad range of subjects, it’s hard to take seriously as a reliable resource when the entries are frequently incomplete, subjective, or just plain wrong.

Ancient American ideograms, astrological symbols, alchemical signs, the star, the cross, hobo signs, Third Reich ideographs, and business and modern ideographs are also explored. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Bryce rated it dkctionary was amazing Apr 02, When I came across this book as a high-schooler, I felt like I had been looking for such a book my whole life. I bought g.liungmwn to replace a copy I had loaned out and never got back.

The universal nature of certain symbols inspires speculation about contact between ancient Egyptian, Greek, Phoenician, Chinese, and pre-Columbian civilizations. Estland by Cornelius Hasselblatt Book 2 editions published in in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Well illustrated, strong and easily understood explanations of each symbol, and an excellent cross-referencing system for locating the symbols you want. Account Options Sign in. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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