|Name Martin Krampen|
|Died June 18, 2015, Ulm, Germany|
Books Meaning in the urban environment
Martin Krampen (March 9, 1928 in Siegen – June 18, 2015 in Ulm) was a leading German semiotician, semiotics Professor in Göttingen.
The son of a protestant pastor, Krampen was born on March 9, 1928 in Siegen and was raised in Wuppertal. In 1953 Krampen began studying graphic design and visual communication at the Hochschule für Gestaltung. He went on to obtain his PhD in 1962 from Michigan State University where he studied design and psychology.
Krampen worked in the field of visual semiotics and environmental perception, also as a professional artist, but he became well known as the one who established the field of phytosemiotics (study of vegetative semiosis), later becoming an important branch of semiotic biology or biosemiotics. He was a co-editor of Zeitschrift für Semiotik.