Bantam Press the If the name Langdon sounds familiar. it's because Dan own named is the intrepid protagonist of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons after ambigram-and symbol-designer John Langdon. Widely recognized as a master of the art of the ambigram form. John Langdon does with words what MC Escher and Salvador Dali did with images. An ambigram is where language. science. philosophy and illusion come together in the design of a word which is manipulated to create a surprising illusion. In this book John Langdon shows us how we can expand our understanding of terms and concepts by looking at ambigrams - words designed to be read upside down. back to front. or in a mirror as well as left to right . He not only presents the reader with a number of strikingly beautiful and arresting ambigrams but also shows how the v...
Wordplay is a book of ambigrams words that can be read from more then one point of view. But these are not just any words. They are carefully chosen to communicate principles of western physics and eastern philosophy, with some language history and good old puns, just for fun. It adds up to an entertaining experience in the visual treatment of words visual poetry almost and a thorough, if indirect, education in the ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism.
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This text shows us how we can expand our understanding of terms and concepts by looking at ambigrams - words designed to be read upside down, back to front, or in a mirror as well as left to right. Previous ed.: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.… (more)