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The Book of Signs by Rudolf Koch
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The Book of Signs (1930)

by Rudolf Koch

Other authors: Fritz Kredel (Illustrator)

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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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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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"An inspiration to graphic artists everywhere." — Graphis. This unusual collection of primitive and medieval symbols by a famed German type designer includes 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, and more. Besides offering a fertile source of decorative ideas, this work also doubles as a graphic history of the development of written communication.

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

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