Princeton University Library Catalog

Symbols : a handbook for seeing / Mark Fox and Angie Wang ; foreword Steven Heller ; principal photography Mark Serr.

Author:
Fox, Mark, 1961- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • [New York, NY] : The Monacelli Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First American edition.
Description:
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Summary note:
"A new pictorial reference book for artists and designers, with over 400 images from sources ranging from Greco-Roman art to Benjamin Franklin and Wes Anderson--Symbols offers a fresh approach to understanding symbolism in the visual arts. Symbols are embedded everywhere in our global visual culture, from oil paintings to biscuit packaging, monuments to mass-produced ashtrays. Designers and California College of the Arts instructors Mark Fox and Angie Wong recognize sources both historical and contemporary, high and low, revealing the narrative riches of symbolism found in a range of media and across times, places, and cultures. Whether human or animate, natural or man-made--each symbol (from sun, moon, lightning, and serpent to lozenge, spiral, and swastika) is illustrated with both classical and archetypal examples and often surprising contributions from textiles, fine art photography, ceramics, African sculpture, ancient coins, modern architecture, Native American crafts, European heraldry, Soviet propaganda, bookplates, film stills, military insignia, and much more. A beautiful, visually arresting compendium that both informs and inspires, Symbols is a vital resource"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247) and index.
Subject(s):
Signs and symbols [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781580934725 ((paperback))
  • 1580934722 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2016022596
OCLC:
957704586
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