Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings: The Mysterious Significance and Forgotten Origins of Signs and Symbols in the Modern World

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Why are traffic lights red, amber and green? Why is the Virgin Mary so often depicted in blue robes? Where did the equals sign originate? Who decided the Pentagon should be a five-sided building and why? We are surrounded, at all times, by layer upon layer of hidden meaning. Our world is constructed out of symbolic abstractions, each one with its own assumptions and messages that speak to us on the deepest levels. From religious art to gang tattoos, hidden meaning is encoded into every aspect of society. "Symbols" ...

Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings: The Mysterious Significance and Forgotten Origins of Signs and Symbols in the Modern World 2007, Carlton Publishing Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781847320322

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Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings: The Mysterious Significance and Forgotten Origins of Signs and Symbols in the Modern World 2006, Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781560259497

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