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1 (Nahle, Wajih). Rizk, Joseph Abou; and Parinaud, Andre [translator] W. NAHLE: Pour un nouveau graphisme arabe 1952-1977
Beyrouth, Liban: William Asmar, n.d. [post-1977]. n.d. [post-1977]. Very good 
Beyrouth, Liban: William Asmar, n.d. [post-1977].. n.d. [post-1977].. Very good. - 4to, tan boards (slightly warped; 2 tiny brown stains to front cover) titled in brown on spine & in blind with device in blind on front cover, in pictorial dw (dw spine slightly faded; rear panel lightly rubbed with tiny surface tear). 280 pp. plus colophon (small crease and tear to front endpaper; small surface tears to bottom edge of rear endpapers; offsetting to 4 pages). Profuse full- and double-page illustrations in B&W & color. Very good.

Signed by the artist "W. Nahle" on the title page.

Text printed in French and English.

The work of Lebanese painter Wajih Nahle [born Beirut 1932] is based on the forms of Arab calligraphy. "Moslems and non-Moslems agree in recognizing the beauty of Arab writing but...don't agree on the meaning of this beauty. The first consider it a symptom of divine perfection, the others as [an] intrinsic property of the form of this writing. Wajih Nahle attempted with success to conciliate these two views, to elaborate a concept of graphical beauty on which everybody would agree."--From the English translation of the text. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 95.00 USD

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