Signs, Symbols and Ciphers

New Horizons

Signs, Symbols and Ciphers

Decoding the Message

  1. Georges Jean
  2. Translated by Sophie Hawkes
  • ISBN 9780500300879
  • 17.60 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 208pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 1999
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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. Over time, these marks and gestures have multiplied into a complex network of images. Signs, Symbols and Ciphers takes the reader on journey of discovery through the intriguing universe of symbols.