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Sign language : street signs as folk art

Author: John Baeder
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Baeder, author of the classic books of roadside Americana, Diners and Gas, Food and Lodging, has a particular passion for handmade street signs. Collected here are 205 of Baeder's photographs of his favorite signs. Baeder's text offers revealing observations about folk are and real life and tells the reader much about letterforms, composition, and brushwork. But, more importantly, the author finds many of these  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baeder, John.
Sign language.
New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1996
(OCoLC)680619813
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baeder
ISBN: 0810926423 9780810926424
OCLC Number: 32855509
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 26 cm
Contents: The beginnings --
Integration of word and symbol --
Deeply felt emotions --
Words and letters fit into shapes and spaces --
Humor in misspellings --
Beauty in letterforms --
Graffiti : messages to the world --
The ubiquitous "no parking" sign --
Buildings as signs --
Poignant black church signs --
Divining the future --
Vehicles as signs --
Figurative signage : the object as word.
Responsibility: photographs and text by John Baeder.

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A collection of Baeder's favourite hand-painted, scribbled or collaged signs collected on his travels around the USA, accompanied by autobiographical text and captions. The composition, brushwork,  Read more...

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