|Author/Contributor(s):||AbiFares, Huda Smitshuijzen|
‘Arabic Typography’ presents a comprehensive study of Arabic letterforms, starting with a concise historical overview of their development and styles, and proceeding to the design and technological advances until the end of the 20th century. In a digital age when the widespread integration of computer technologies has brought text-based information into many facets of everyday life, it attempts to establish the foundations for Arabic type design by drawing lessons from past practices and aesthetic conventions. After all, it is crucial that the enduring traits that are relevant for innovation in future type design creations, functionality, and legibility are recorded, analysed, and retained.
164 p, ills bw, 16 x 26 cm, pb, English