Groupe µ e "O sistema de Forma Plástica": Para uma avaliação

Fred Andersson, Elizabeth Harkot de La Taille (Editor), Elizabeth Harkot de La Taille (Translator)

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This paper explains Groupe µ’s theory of the plastic sign, focusing on the definition of the system of form. The validity of the definition is evaluated with regard to some key distinctions in general semiotics and visual rhetoric. The distinction between iconic signs and plastic signs in pictures is thus explained with reference to the notion of semiotic form as distinct from plastic forms/shapes. The system of form as a taxonomy of position, dimension/size and orientation is described and some clarifications are suggested. Finally, rhetorical and pedagogical implications are discussed.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)77–85
JournalEstudos Semióticos
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Semiotics
  • Iconic Sign
  • Plastic Sign
  • The system of Visual Forms
  • Semiotic Form

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