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

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

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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.

About Author

Miranda Bruce-Mitford has contributed to Longman's World Directory of Minorities, the Macmillan Dictionary of Art, and the Larousse Encyclopedia. She has also lectured at Sotheby's, the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and at the British Museum, as well as being a guest lecturer on art tours of Southeast Asia.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405325394
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781405325394
  • weight: 1276
  • ISBN10: 1405325399

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