Signs and Symbols

Signs and Symbols

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by DK Publishing, Miranda Bruce-Mitford, Neil Lockley
     
 
Why is a flag at half-mast a symbol of mourning? Why do brides in the West traditionally wear white, while Asian cultures associate this color with death? Discover answers to these and other mystifying questions in Signs & Symbols, a fully-illustrated guide that helps unlock the secret language of the signs, symbols, and traditions around us. A rich source of

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Why is a flag at half-mast a symbol of mourning? Why do brides in the West traditionally wear white, while Asian cultures associate this color with death? Discover answers to these and other mystifying questions in Signs & Symbols, a fully-illustrated guide that helps unlock the secret language of the signs, symbols, and traditions around us. A rich source of information for readers of all ages, this book is divided into two sections, first looking at major sources of symbols (basic shapes, colors and numbers, the natural world), then, placing symbols in context of mythologies and religions, the human life cycle, people and culture, and symbol systems. Clear cross-referencing illuminates connections between symbols, while beautiful artwork and photography make this a collector's edition to treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756633936
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
358,670
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Signs and Symbols 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
StMark More than 1 year ago
Signs and Symbols is a concise and well documented exploration of how we define things culturally, socially, and visually.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how detail the book can be overall but I wished it got more precise with background history of ancient symbols relating to secular and religious/ mythological themes. I would of preferred they had left out the section of modern symbols that mostly have to do with commercialize symbols. However, I do recommned it as a good read and the images of symbols also help in appreciating the book.
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