Arabic Typography: History and Practice


Copies will ship on US release date: February 28, 2023

Although Arabic is the third-most widely used script in the world, there is a lack of sound typographic literature.

This publication is a multi-disciplinary reference work that combines the latest academic research with applied typography. The focus on elements that pertain specifically to Arabic typography prevents overlapping with the comprehensive literature on Latin script typography, making the book relevant and accessible to the widest possible audience.

The first part provides an in-depth synthesis on the typographic history and development of the Arabic script, bringing together a cohort of young scholars who are breaking new grounds in pursuing research excellence. In the more extensive second part, these historical foundations are complemented by a concise guide to Arabic typography through the lens of a design practitioner.

Inspired by Jost Hochuli's Detail in Typography, the author vividly addresses all relevant micro-typographic parameters.

Edited and designed by Titus Nemeth

Includes essays by Emanuela Conidi, Borna Izadpanah, Titus Nemeth, and Onur Yazıcıgil

With an introduction by Gerry Leonidas and a preface by Robert Bringhurst

Published by Niggli, 2023

Hardcover, 304 pages, b&w and full color, 7.25 x 10.2 inches

ISBN: 978-3-72-121017-0

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