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Signs, symbols and icons : pre-history to the computer age

Signs, symbols and icons : pre-history to the computer age

Author: Rosemary Sassoon; Albertine Gaur
Publisher: Oxford : Intellect, 1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Iconography as a crucial form of communication long before computers, and the myriad ways in which signs and symbols are integrated into the age of digital information, form the two parts of this  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Sassoon; Albertine Gaur
ISBN: 1871516730 9781871516739
OCLC Number: 475727364
Description: 191 s
Contents: Part 1 The history of non-verbal scripts: the origin and meaning of symbols and iconography - early uses of icons, iconography and memory aids, maps and property marks; iconography and writing - from icons to phonetic scripts, abbreviations in handwritten texts, numerals and music; iconography in calligraphy, religion and art - secret communications, calligraphy, religious symbolism, symbols in secular art. Part 2 Iconography in the computer age: extending the concept of iconography - definitions and preconceptions to be dispelled, learning from history, designing icons; iconography and special needs - computers and special needs, symbol systems and special needs, working with words and symbols; symbol systems for visually impaired - Moon and other codes, unified Braille code, guidelines and objectives, balancing issues; an iconography for deaf signers - the use of sign graphics in bilingual education for deaf children, sign graphics - sociolinguistic issues; music notation - computers and music notation, the many ways that music has been created - from manuscript to computer graphics, music and typography; movement notation - dance notation, movement notation for clinicians; multilingual and multimedia iconographies - conclusions, where do we go from here?
Responsibility: Rosemary Sassoon, Albertine Gaur


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"'Here is a book truly worth adding to the studio bookshelf.' - Digital Creativity"

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