Signs & Symbols

Signs & Symbols

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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.An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings ... Peter Laws, Dean Morris, Simon Murrel, and Adam Walker for design help; Caroline Hunt for proofreading; Dorothy Frame for indexing; Richard ... Victoria and Albert Museum London/ Eileen Tweedy 162-163, 163cr; Arundel Town Council: 320tl; The Bridgeman Art Library: Anthony Crane .... Stone/Cris Haigh 237bl; Stone/Peter Adams 237br; Stone/Siri Stafford 337br; The Image Bank/Romilly Lockyer 252tc; Pierre Verdy/ AFP 282tc;anbsp;...

Title:Signs & Symbols
Publisher:Dorling Kindersley Ltd - 2008-06-02


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