Dictionary of Symbols

Dictionary of Symbols

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the functions, meanings, and history of nearly fifteen hundred symbols, including those from religion, science, and alchemy

Book News
Translated from the 1974 Swedish version, explains the functions, meanings, history, and systems of about 1,500 graphic symbols known in western culture. A classification based on three structural features (symmetry, open/closed, straight/curved lines) provides the organization of the main list. Well cross-referenced to different symbols with similar meanings and similar signs with different meanings. An 80-page introduction thoroughly discusses symbols. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1991.
ISBN: 9780874366105
0874366100
9780393312362
0393312364
Characteristics: ix, 596 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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