Dictionary of SymbolsBook - 1991
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 c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif : ABC-CLIO, c1991.
Characteristics: ix, 596 p. : ill ; 25 cm.