Signs, Symbols and Ciphers : Decoding the Message, Paperback / softback Book

Signs, Symbols and Ciphers : Decoding the Message Paperback / softback

Part of the New Horizons series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages, Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9780500300879



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