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Used as pictograms and icons, modern hand images function as a universal visual means of communication. Jean-BA(c)noA(R)t Levy is obsessed with hands. Not only has he collected, over the years, hundreds of examples backing up his notion of a worldwide system of hand-signs, as a designer and typographer he has also created his own hand alphabet called a ~H-and-Sa (TM). The panoply of hands presented in this publication includes charming curiosities and lay-personsa (TM) creations as well as concepts by professional communicators a " confirming that hand signs constitute a global, inter-cultural metalanguage. As a handbook a " or a ~manuala (TM) a " this publication advances our vision and invites us to observe our own surroundings with a new curiosity and sense of awareness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783037780770
ISBN-10: 3037780770
Format: Paperback
(160mm x 120mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Lars Muller Publishers
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: Switzerland

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