The Book of Signs

The Book of Signs

by Rudolf Koch


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2016 Reprint of 1930 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Rudolf Koch (1876 - 1934) was a German type designer. He was also a master of lettering, calligraphy, typography and illustration. Commonly known for his typefaces created for the Klingspor Type Foundry, his most widely used typefaces include Neuland and Kabel. Koch's "Book of Signs", translated into English in 1930, illustrates, with short explanations, 493 old-world symbols, monograms and runes. Provides a rich repository of signs divided into the following categories:

General Signs
The Cross
Monogram of Christ or Chrismon
Other Christian Signs
The Monogram
Stonemason's Signs
The Four Elements
Astronomical Signs
Astrological Signs
Botanical Signs
Chemical Signs
House and Holdings marks
Signs from Various Sources

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614279730
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 114
Sales rank: 1,168,679
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.27(d)

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