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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Never before published in the United States, this authoritative four-part g.liung,an, dictionary, and index of non-iconic symbols is a revision of the author’s Symbolerpublished in Sweden in Jenny Finley rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Nov 01, In this unique dictionary, Carl G.

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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. 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 dictionry.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Dictionary of symbols by Carl G Liungman Book 39 editions published between and in English and German and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide This is a dictionary of graphic symbols, unique in that the symbols may be accessed by identifying four visible characteristics, with an introduction discussing the function of graphic symbols, their cultural history, and more.

Artists and designers can incorporate these symbols and their meanings into their work, or use them to create new symbols. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The cross references are very useful. The Graphic Index displays symbols dictionnary on their structural features.

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Refresh and try again. As an indexer and information architect, I am intrigued by these choices and feel better prepared to face such a daunting task should one ever come my way.

The problem arises from the dicttionary that there’s no table of contents. Lisa Gauvain rated it liked it Mar 02, The book’s key failure, IMHO, is that the author uses an indexing system that is hard to follow. After reading Liungman’s dictionary, I realize that even the theory of indexing suffers a language barrier. This page volume reads more like an encyclopedia than like a dictionary, since in many cases historical information and anecdotes complement the definitions.

Dictionary of Symbols by Carl G. Luingman

Vansinnets historia under den klassiska epoken by Michel Foucault Book 3 editions published between and in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. With this information, the reader can scan the headers of the dictionary to find the symbol.


On this page you can see examples of each symmetry type, or illustrations of open and closed elements. Sam Forsythe rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Norton Company first published Consensus has been that the symbols g.liunhman 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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Symbols are cross-referenced to other signs with the same meanings and to structurally similar signs with different meanings. For example, you will found various kinds of crosses scattered through many categories.

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One person found this helpful. Liungman No preview available – View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Liungman is a Doctionary scholar and author. Liungman puts approximately 2, Western graphic symbols at your fingertips. Jul 30, Denise added it.