Arabesque

Author: Ben Wittner
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899552683
Size: 19.64 MB
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Arabesque from the Author: Ben Wittner. Despite their rich tradition of calligraphy, the Arab World and Persia are not known for their contemporary graphic design, illustration and typography. Especially now, it's worth taking a look at the region's creativity. Young designers are just beginning to chart their own compelling course between local visual convention and a modern, international style. Arabesque investigates the creative potential of the Arab World and Iran. This book features examples of recent innovative and groundbreaking design work that is inspired by the richness of the region's visual culture. Given the important role of calligraphy in the Middle East, Arabesque focuses on typography. The book presents a wide range of Arabic fonts and typefaces inspired by traditional calligraphy; these are accompanied by a rich selection of applications. Further examples of design and graffiti serve as powerful demonstrations of how text can be used illustratively. This work is particularly relevant to those now creating street art and poster design. Arabesque also features graphic design, logos and illustration by young designers and activists from Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which is complemented by selected projects by Western designers, who are strongly influenced by Arab culture. Regardless of the location and ancestry of their creators, all of the examples included in Arabesque combine modern design with the traditional, letter-based canon of Arab forms in striking ways. Supplemental texts describe the environments in which the featured designers and artists work. Arabesque also includes a CD-ROM that features a typeface created by the book's editors, Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma.

Arabesque 2

Author: Ben Wittner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783899553307
Size: 21.70 MB
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Arabesque 2 from the Author: Ben Wittner.

Adult Piano Series Classical Music Book 2

Author: Robert Schultz
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457446542
Size: 76.17 MB
Format: PDF
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Adult Piano Series Classical Music Book 2 from the Author: Robert Schultz. Titles: * Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) * Slavonic Dance (Dvorák) * Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven) * Waltz of the Flowers (Tchaikovsky) and many more.

Pattern Sourcebook Nature 2

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1616736690
Size: 58.16 MB
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Pattern Sourcebook Nature 2 from the Author: . This book presents a collection of carefully selected natureinspired patterns for use by designers and artists in their projects and personal work. A companion CD-ROM provides 250 patterns in high-resolution JPEG format along with PSD format from which you can freely manipulate and modify the patterns to customize them for your own use.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included.

American Arabesque

Author: Jacob Rama Berman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814723217
Size: 46.87 MB
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American Arabesque from the Author: Jacob Rama Berman. American Arabesque examines representations of Arabs, Islam and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American national identity over the century, revealing largely unexplored exchanges between these two cultural traditions that will alter how we understand them today. Moving from the period of America’s engagement in the Barbary Wars through the Holy Land travel mania in the years of Jacksonian expansion and into the writings of romantics such as Edgar Allen Poe, the book argues that not only were Arabs and Muslims prominently featured in nineteenth-century literature, but that the differences writers established between figures such as Moors, Bedouins, Turks and Orientals provide proof of the transnational scope of domestic racial politics. Drawing on both English and Arabic language sources, Berman contends that the fluidity and instability of the term Arab as it appears in captivity narratives, travel narratives, imaginative literature, and ethnic literature simultaneously instantiate and undermine definitions of the American nation and American citizenship.

Teaching Dance

Author: Elizabeth Gibbons
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434312062
Size: 45.50 MB
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Teaching Dance from the Author: Elizabeth Gibbons. Have you sensed that God is up to something your life? There are things that God has spoken to you years ago and now you are beginning to see that God was telling you about your future. You can see that God is now bringing things together concerning your destiny as a matter of fact it is blowing your mind. Not only is it blowing your mind it is blowing the minds of your friend and your family members. They do not know how to take this newfound energy. They do not know how to take you now, before you just talked about your dreams but not you are making room for the provisions of God, you believe God is going to do what He said he would do. People do not understand the sudden change in your personality, and even if you explained it to them they would not believe it.