Al-Salāsil al-dhahabīyah fī taʿlīm al-khuṭūṭ al-ʿArabīyah wa-al-Fārisīyah / Najīb Hawawīnī

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Title

Al-Salāsil al-dhahabīyah fī taʿlīm al-khuṭūṭ al-ʿArabīyah wa-al-Fārisīyah / Najīb Hawawīnī

Description

In 1912, Najib Hawawini published a series of exercise booklets on various types of Arabic script. The booklets as well as the original printing blocks from which they were produced are presented here. They illustrate the unique complexities of Arabic type design, such as the need to cater for different ways to connect letters to one another. These ‘ligatures’ each require a separate block.

Publisher

Miṣr: Dār al-Maʿārif

Language

Date Created

1912

Spatial Coverage

Egypt

Provenance

The Hawawini collection was donated to AUC Libraries in 2003.

Files

hawawini_blocks.jpg

Citation

Najīb Hawawīnī (1878-1956), “Al-Salāsil al-dhahabīyah fī taʿlīm al-khuṭūṭ al-ʿArabīyah wa-al-Fārisīyah / Najīb Hawawīnī,” AUC Libraries, accessed August 14, 2022, https://auclibraries.omeka.net/items/show/37.