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Signs, Symbols and Ciphers By Georges Jean

Signs, Symbols and Ciphers
by Georges Jean

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How does a sign represent something other than itself? How do we come to understand the meaning of a written symbol? What happens when a sign crosses international borders of language and culture? Can clothes constitute a sign? Can colours? This work explores the world of symbols.
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Signs, Symbols and Ciphers: Decoding the Message by Georges Jean

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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About Georges Jean


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

Table of Contents


Signs as precursors of writing; signs of the body; the magic of long-distance signs; maps - hotbeds of signs; roadsigns; from sign to symbol.

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GOR001242360
Signs, Symbols and Ciphers: Decoding the Message by Georges Jean
Georges Jean
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1999-01-12
208
0500300879
9780500300879
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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