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Signs, Symbols and Ciphers (New Horizons)

Decoding the Message

Georges Jean

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Signs, Symbols and Ciphers takes the reader on journey of discovery through the intriguing world of symbols and what they can mean

Overview

How does a sign represent something other than itself? How do we understand the meaning of a written symbol? Can clothes be a sign? Can sounds?

Signs and symbols represent ideas and objects and, over time, these marks and gestures have multiplied into a complex network of images. This handy pocket-book combines scholarship, documentary evidence and fantastic illustrations to provide the story of how we have interacted with signs and symbols across the ages.

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.6 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Publication date: 18 January 1999

ISBN: 9780500300879

About the Author

Georges Jean (1920 - 2011) was a French poet and essayist specializing in the field of linguistics, poetry and the philosophy of semiology.

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Sophie Hawkes