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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This index served as an easy way to browse all the symbols in the book. English Choose a language for shopping.

Never before published in the United States, this authoritative four-part history, rictionary, and index of non-iconic symbols is a revision of the author’s Symbolerpublished in Sweden in The next pages comprise the meat of this book: Locating an entry is as easy as looking up a word in a dictionary, due to a system that classifies each sign on the basis of three of its structural features. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Aware that even this ordering would be insufficient or perhaps unintuitive to the symbology layperson, the author includes three indexes to his or.

This book has thousands of symbols that are categorized so that they are fast and easy to find using the author’s indexes.

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. The problem arises from the fact that there’s no table of contents.


As such, it is an original work of scholarship rather than a gazetteer of common symbols. Estland by Cornelius Hasselblatt Book 2 editions published in in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Liungman puts approximately 2, Western graphic symbols at your fingertips.

Liungman, Carl G. 1938-

Liungman is a Swedish scholar and author. Ancient American ideograms, astrological symbols, alchemical signs, the star, the cross, hobo signs, Third Reich ideographs, and business and modern ideographs are also explored. It’s possible that this has something to do with my eighteen year old edition, but a quick perusal of this book’s online counterpart, symbols. Giulietta sybols it really liked it Nov 15, It is interesting to note that ancient Chinese writing remained ideographic; the Liungman speculates that symbolz facilitated universal understanding of written materials among people who spoke many languages.

The book would be greatly improved in usefulness by a few tables in the back that would list symbols by topic area, rather than by shape. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Still, if nothing else, all of them are fun to look at. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. As an example of sorting symbols without language equivalents, I believe the author has accomplished quite a feat by developing the descriptive characteristics necessary to group 1, symbols into 55 categories.

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There are comments on how the complexity of a sign influences its breadth of meaning, the basic components of ideographs, and development of sign structures throughout the ages, including use of similar symbols in different times and cultures.

The text is detailed and covers the subject in depth. On a few occasions, you will find symbols grouped with signs that seemingly bear no relationship in either shape or meaning.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Liungman organizes his dictionaries into 55 categories he calls “groups,” with each group defined by its symmetry single symmetric, multi-symmetric, dictionsryclosedness 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. Account Options Sign g.liunman.

In this way you can match your four descriptive characteristics with the headings for a row, sub-row, off, and column combination, and thus learn the group number. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. As in indexer, my first question was, “How is this book ordered? The universal nature of certain symbols inspires speculation about contact between ancient Egyptian, Greek, Phoenician, Chinese, and pre-Columbian civilizations.