A comprehensive and definitive visual dictionary presenting the history, cultural meaning, and visual depiction of 1,001 mythical, artistic, and political symbols around the world in one volume.
This informative and engaging illustrated reference provides the stories behind 1,001 signs and symbols, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day political and subculture symbols. What in the world does ? mean? And what about its meaning might have led my coffee date to tattoo it on his entire forearm? Where did the symbol ? originate, and what was its first meaning? How did the ampersand symbol & come about and how was it applied daily in book publishing? And what is the full story behind that staring eye on top of the pyramid on our American dollar bill? This comprehensive guide to signs and symbols explains.