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This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics Paperback – October 4, 2007
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About the Author
Sean Hall is Deputy Head of Department and Leader in Contextual Studies in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was formerly a lecturer in Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford. As a practicing artist, he has exhibited at the V&A, the Royal Academy and the Whitechapel Gallery, all London.
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Top customer reviews
The book did help me understand new ways of categorizing symbols and it does have clear visuals to illustrate concepts. I also
I was a tad disappointed with the depth of analysis in the book; it was not as integrative as I would have liked. While I got a list of concepts and examples, the unifying framework could/should have been stronger. Less of a guide for practice for when to use what, more of a reference you can leaf through
There are a list of ideas/topics the book attempts to talk about but there is no actual discussion, each chapter defines a topic, gives an example and moves on to the next one. No context is given, nothing is tied together with each other or to a greater concept, its not that this book is necessarily a 'simple introduction' to these ideas for people new to the concepts, its just a list of definitions.