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Arabic Type-Making in the Machine Age: The Influence of Technology on the Form of Arabic Type, 1908-1993.

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Arabic Type-Making in the Machine Age: The Influence of Technology on the Form of Arabic Type, 1908-1993

Titus Nemeth

BRILL

2017

509 pages

$156.00

Hardcover

Islamic Manuscripts and Books; Volume 14

Z251

The first Arabic book composed with movable type was printed in Europe during the early 16th century, and print shops in the Ottoman Empire were using Arabic type during the 18th century, says Nemeth, but it was during the 20th century that Arabic type-making became a domain in its own right, and evolved into the specialized field of today. He traces developments through the mechanical composition of Arabic, photocomposition: towards the immaterial type, Persian type and typography, beginnings of digital Arabic type, looking forward: PostScript and beyond, and complexities and simplificatins: factors in the evolution of Arabic type-making. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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