• Donald Favareau
Part of the Biosemiotics book series (BSEM, volume 3)


Although neither a biologist nor a biologist manqué, visual artist and design analyst Martin Krampen is the author of one of the most seminal “turning-point” texts in biosemiotics. Phytosemiotics – the selection that is presented here – is invoked in almost every published overview or introduction to the field (e.g., Barbieri 2001, Deely 1990, Favareau 2007, Kull 2003, Sebeok 2001), and is widely-acknowledged as the text that expanded the purview of Sebeok’s zoösemiotic project into the full-blown examination of sign relations pertinent to any living system (and, as at least one pre-eminent semiotician will argue, even beyond).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Favareau
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  1. 1.National University of Singapore, University Scholars ProgrammeSingaporeSingapore

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