Islamic Traditions of the Book: Calligraphy, Performance, and Print
This paper examines Islamic traditions of the book to raise the comparative theoretical question of what constitutes a book as a container of knowledge, authority, language, and memory.
||Comparative Studies of the Book, Islamic Books, Performative Books, Models of the Book, Mode of the Book
International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.33-38.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound).
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 736.679KB).
J.R. Osborn is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the
University of California, San Diego. His primary research examines the history
of lettering and traditions of the book in the Arabic and Ottoman Middle East.
He is also an online editor for Factory School (factoryschool.org) and a critical
media producer, with interests in semiotics, grammatology, graphic design,
and theories of visualization.
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