The two parts of this book examine how iconic communication developed historically and is continuing to do so in this age of digital information. The first part gives a comprehensive overview of the uses that evolved throughout the centuries, from the earliest known symbols and icons. The second part looks to the future and the effects of the computer on icons and symbol systems. The role of designers is discussed, stressing the need for them to collaborate with practitioners and consider multicultural aspects, in an ever-changing situation.
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