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The Book of Signs (1930)

by Rudolf Koch

Other authors: Fritz Kredel (Illustrator)

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Famed German type designer renders 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. Timeless.



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"[The author, Rudolf] Koch was deeply spiritual and a Lutheran, Spending much of his time working on religious publications. . .Kock viewed the alphabet as humanity's ultimate achievement." Source: www.wikipedia.com "[This book]. . .contains 493 classified and documented illustrations, collected, drawn and explained by the celebrated typographer Rudolf Koch. [Some of the signs includes are:]. . .The Four Elements, Astronomical Signs, Astrological Signs, Botanical Signs, Chemical Signs, House and Holding Marks, Miscellany, and Runes.
  uufnn | Jun 30, 2019 |
Excellent book, beuatifully rendered. Translated from German by Vyvyan Holland, Oscar Wilde's son. Excellent summary of many common symbol systems, beautifully illustrated with woodblock prints by Fritz Kredel. This English edition dates from 1930. This book was a great source of joy during my childhood.--AMK
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Rudolf Kochprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kredel, FritzIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holland, VyvyanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salonen, SirkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Symons, A. J. A.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The dot is the origin from which all signs start, and is their innermost essence.
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