From Islamic Calligraphic Arts to Modern Arab Design: A Conversation with Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar
Description or Abstract
Bahia Shehab (ARIC alumna and Professor of Practice, Department of Arts, AUC) and Haytham Nawar (Chair of Department of the Arts, AUC) have just published their book A History of Arab Graphic Design which recently won the Art History & Criticism category in the 2021 PROSE Awards organized by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The book traces the work of over eighty designers from all over the Arab world. In this talk, moderated by Noha Abou Khatwa (Adjunct Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, AUC), they will discuss the evolution of Arab graphic design focusing on the influences of traditional Islamic calligraphic arts on its development.