Signs & Symbols : An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings

Signs & Symbols : An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings

Description

From ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day graffiti, discover the secrets, origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols

The world around us is filled with signs and symbols. Modern signs like alphabets and flags are universally recognisable, whereas many symbols of ancient derivation are hard to decipher.

Explore the fascinating origins and meanings of the signs and symbols people have used over the centuries and discover how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, art and contemporary culture. Find out why a flag at half-mast is a symbol of mourning, why a heart pierced by an arrow is a symbol of love and the ancient roots of fertility symbols.


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Details

Author(s)
DK
Format
Hardback | 352 pages
Dimensions
204 x 241 x 28mm | 1,276g
Publication date
04 Jun 2008
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint
DK
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
UK ed.
Illustrations note
Full-colour artworks and photographs
ISBN10
1405325399
ISBN13
9781405325394
Bestsellers rank
63,735