Buy Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols by Henry Dreyfuss (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. HENRY DREYFUSS ASSOCIATES, a leading New York design firm, has been a major developer of anthropometric data for more than seventy years, gathering. Symbol sourcebook: an authoritative guide to international graphic symbols. Front Cover. Henry Dreyfuss. McGraw-Hill, – Reference – pages.
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Famed industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss recognized the importance of symbols in communicating more quickly and effectively; for many years he and his staff “A ready reference aid and an inspiration to designers. Famed industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss recognized the importance of symbols in communicating more quickly and effectively; for many years he and his staff collected and codified graphic symbols as they are used in all walks of life throughout the world.
The result is this “dictionary” of universally used graphic symbols. Henry Dreyfuss designed this sourcebook to be as practical and easy to use as possible by arranging the symbol information within ingeniously devised sections: Basic Symbols represents a concise and highly selective grouping of symbols common to all disciplines on-off, up-down, etc. Disciplines provides symbols used in accommodations and travel, agriculture, architecture, business, communications, engineering, photography, sports, safety, traffic controls, and many other areas.
Color lists the meanings of each of the colors in various worldwide applications and cultures. Graphic Form displays symbols from all disciplines grouped according to form squares, circles, arrows, human figures, etc. To make the sourcebook truly universal, the Table of Contents contains translations of each of the section titles and discipline areas into 17 languages in addition to English.
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Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols by Henry Dreyfuss
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 14, Nathanael Coyne rated it really liked it Shelves: As a designer I’ve found people are very wary of symbols. They’re skeptical of the ability of pictographs to communicate, and think that words or an absence of potentially confusing symbols is a better alternative.
This sourcebook shows that we’ve been using symbols in many industries for a long time – and it’s not out of a need to make interfaces or information pretty, but out of recognising the importance and value of symbols as language. Symbols can dreyfus faster to identify, can communicate comp As a designer I’ve found people are very wary of symbols.
Symbols can be faster to identify, can communicate complex concepts with a few line strokes and reduce errors. Henry Dreyfuss’ sourcebook is now 28 years old and some of these symbols aren’t used much any more but it’s still interesting to “read” the symbols and see how they were designed either as individual symbols or as part of a set It is true that many of these symbols make no sense unless you’re told what they signify such as morse code but once you know siurcebook they represent they can enable fast and effective communication.
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This book is mostly symbols, grouped sourccebook categorised by various means. There are a few small snippets of information explaining the background to symbols such as the Peace symbol but it is primarily a reference book. I found it very inspirational and will find it useful as a tool to help me use symbols more in the software interfaces I design. Mar 27, LB Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Awesome, highly recommended book summing up symbols used across the world, color symbology, designed to be as universal in use as possible.
Though obviously, by its very nature, one book could never hope to achieve all of these goals.
This is the best book of its type. It’s out of print and hard to find, but very worth it! Jul 15, John LeMasney rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an amazing resource for designers, symbologists, communicators, technologists, and fine artists.
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Henry Dreyfuss March 2, — October 5, was an American industrial designer. Dreyfuss was a native in Brooklyn, New York. As one of the celebrity industrial designers of the s and s, Dreyfuss dramatically improved the look, feel, and usability of dozens of consumer products. As opposed to Raymond Loewy and other contemporaries, Dreyfuss was not a stylist: His work both popularized the field for public consumption, and made significant contributions to the underlying fields of ergonomics, anthropometrics, and human factors.
Until Dreyfuss studied as an apprentice to theatrical designer Norman Bel Geddes, his later competitor, and opened his own office in for theatrical and industrial design activities. It was an immediate and long-lasting commercial success.
As of his firm continues to operate as Henry Dreyfuss Associates with major corporate clients. Books by Henry Dreyfuss. Trivia About Symbol Sourcebook No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.