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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2010
This is one of the best books I have read concerning signs and symbols.It puts some other books to shame, giving you details about where the symbol/sign originated and it's many uses through out the ages. I would say if you are interested in this subject this book is a great place to start, it contains some very good and well researched information that is highly valuable to the student of this subject.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2012
This book was everything I hoped for ... and more. Signs and symbols have fascinated me for a very long time and the background given in this book set the whole context, showing how these shapes have been developed, evolved and been used over the years. Exceptionally well written and clear illustrations, both line drawings and examples of artwork. I recommend this book very highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2013
It a lovely book and very useful, but after reading and digesting information, tend to look for signs and symbols when I go out, drive hubby nuts.
Have a couple of these and am looking at others
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2013
Being a self-confessed "Symbol junkie" I find this book an exellent addition to my ever growing library. With over 500 symbols and signs to behold this book pretty much says it all. It has a passage on Carl Jung, who used signs and symbols to understand human nature, a very important part of his studies, by all accounts.

The book is set out in linear fashion, which is helpfull, it starts with ancient civilisations such as egypt and mesopotamia, the military, through astrology, numbers, colours, animals. Amulets, charms and talismans are also covered, along with ceremonial magical markings, it's all in there.

What I find helpful is, if you notice a sign or symbol, which is unfamiliar you can look it up with ease. A very helpful and concise book, highly recommended...
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on 25 March 2015
Brilliant book thank you, great value for money. I had heard about this book so set about finding someone who sold it. Very happy with the guys I bought it from. The book is great for explaining all the different signs and symbols.
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on 10 June 2014
Even though the book doesn't cover all the aspects - and facts - it's very useful as an overall guide.
I especially like the neatness of it's design, which makes it easy to navigate.
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on 1 February 2014
It is really difficult to find a good book on symbols. This is definitely one of the better ones, although it is not my favourite, I do still sometimes refer to this.
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on 22 February 2014
Very nice full instructed down to earth book with amazing pictures to describe every sign and famous symbols. I recommend it to add this book to your library.
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on 5 March 2014
Lovely small book with concise information about the topic. Nice to 'dip' in and out of! Great for someone starting off on the subject.
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on 18 August 2014
Most interesting. Very usefull for my work. Good for teaching at all levels and lots of ideas for my occupation.
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