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Description - Symbols by Mark Fox

Symbols- A Handbook for Seeing adopts an entirely new approach to the familiar symbols resource. Eschewing the traditional approach to the symbols compendium, which favors classical examples and psychological interpretations, Symbols draws on traditions both historical and contemporary, sacred and profane. The sources for these visual manifestations range from Greco-Roman art, fine art photography, ceramics, modern architecture, ancient coins, Soviet propaganda, textiles, and much, much more. The thematic sections-Natural, Animate, Human, Built, and Abstract-include dozens of entries packed with well over 700 witty and surprising visual examples by well-known artists and vernacular makers alike. A book that informs, but also inspires, Symbols is a new kind of symbols resource for today's artists and designers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781580934725
ISBN-10: 1580934722
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 210mm x 26mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Monacelli Press
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark Fox

Mark Fox and Angie Wang are professors at California College of the Arts in San Francisco where they have taught courses in graphic design since 1993 and 2005, respectively. They collaborate under the name Design is Play; their work is represented in design collections at the United States Library of Congress, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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