Arabic Script in Motion

A Theory of Temporal Text-based Art

Authors: Khajavi, M Javad

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  • Addresses issues relevant to temporal Arabic typography and time-based calligraphic art
  • Proposes broad categories of temporal behaviors that can be adapted to various forms of time-based media, such as animation, temporal typography and new media installations
  • Accompanied by a website that contains videos of the examples presented in the book as well as a growing database of relevant works
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This book is a pioneering study of temporal typography and time-based calligraphic art written in the Arabic system of writing. Inspired by the innate qualities of Arabic script as well as certain practices in Islamic calligraphy and contemporary calligraphic art, the book devises five broad categories of temporal behaviors for Arabic characters in time-based media. It goes onto expand the vocabulary used to describe Arabic script’s appearance in time-based media and proposes a theory to help artists, practitioners, and theoreticians push the boundaries of temporal text-based art. Furthermore, it tackles questions of legibility and readability, and seeks to understand how temporality of Arabic text influences the creation of meaning. This book will therefore appeal not only to animators, designers, and artists, but also to commentators and scholars who deal with temporal text-based art written in Arabic script. 

About the authors

M Javad Khajavi is Associate Professor in the Institute of Film and Animation at Volda University College, Norway. The underlying focus of his research is to investigate issues of representation and perception in animation based media.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12649-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12648-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arabic Script in Motion
Book Subtitle
A Theory of Temporal Text-based Art
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12649-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12649-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12648-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 184
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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