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This unusual collection of primitive and medieval symbols provides one of the most fertile single sources of decorative ideas available today. It is also a graphic history of the development of written communication and offers a singular insight into the psychology of the primitive mind.

The Book of Signs contains 493 classified and documented illustrations, collected, drawn, and explained by the celebrated typographer Rudolf Koch. Divided into 14 different categories, it includes General Signs, The Cross, Monogram of Christ, Other Christian Signs, Monograms of Medieval Church and State Leaders, Stone Masons' Signs, The Four Elements, Astronomical Signs, Astrological Signs, Botanical Signs, Chemical Signs, House and Holding Marks, Miscellany, and Runes.

"Provides the contemporary artist with a rich design vocabulary on which to improvise."—Art in Focus.

"An inspiration to graphic artists everywhere."—Graphis.

"An artistic and typographical achievement of considerable beauty and worth."—Psychiatric Quarterly.

Unabridged republication of the English translation originally published by the First Edition Club of London, 1930.

Synopsis:

A graphic history of the development of writing including monograms, botanical, astrological, and chemical signs.

Synopsis:

Famed German type designer renders 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. Timeless.

Synopsis:

Famed German type designer renders 493 classified and documented illustrations divided into 14 categories, including general signs, Christian signs, astronomical signs, the four elements, house and holding marks, runes, and more.

Synopsis:

"An inspiration to graphic artists everywhere." — Graphis. This unusual collection of primitive and medieval symbols by a famed German type designer includes 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, and more. Besides offering a fertile source of decorative ideas, this work also doubles as a graphic history of the development of written communication.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486201627
Translator:
Holland, Vyvyan B.
Author:
Holland, Vyvyan B.
Translator:
Holland, Vyvyan B.
Author:
Koch, Rudolf
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Use of Ornament
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
Sign and symbols
Subject:
alchemical symbols
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive
Publication Date:
19550631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.44 lb

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Product details 112 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486201627 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A graphic history of the development of writing including monograms, botanical, astrological, and chemical signs.
"Synopsis" by ,
Famed German type designer renders 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. Timeless.

"Synopsis" by ,
Famed German type designer renders 493 classified and documented illustrations divided into 14 categories, including general signs, Christian signs, astronomical signs, the four elements, house and holding marks, runes, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
"An inspiration to graphic artists everywhere." — Graphis. This unusual collection of primitive and medieval symbols by a famed German type designer includes 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, and more. Besides offering a fertile source of decorative ideas, this work also doubles as a graphic history of the development of written communication.
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