The nazis took a symbol with a thousand year history which they really just ruined for the world the swastika was used by native americans nordic peoples polish mountain dwellers and hindus to name just a few only the hindus use it freely nowadays. Traces the history of the swastika from religious symbol to reviled symbol more than 175 illustrations powerful examination of the impact of one graphic symbol on society this acclaimed examination of the most powerful symbol ever created is now available in paperback the rise and fall of the swastika and its mysteries and misunderstandings are fully explained and explored readers . The swastika symbol beyond redemption steven heller allworth press jun 29 2010 design 184 pages 0 reviews forces even the most sophisticated to rethink and rework their ideas of how images work in the world school library journal traces the history of the swastika from religious symbol to reviled symbol more than 175 illustrations powerful examination of the impact of . The mysteries and misunderstandings of the symbol of the swastika are explained in this book it analyzes the swastikas pre nazi religious and commercial uses in all of its varied permutations the nazi appropriation and misuse of the form and its contemporary applications as both a racist and an apolitical icon. The swastika symbol beyond redemption author steven heller publisher simon and schuster 2010 isbn 1581157894 9781581157895 length 184 pages subjects design graphic arts advertising design essays design graphic arts advertising design graphic arts commercial corporate design graphic arts typography design history criticism export citation bibtex
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