Khatt : Egypt's Calligraphic Landscape, Hardback Book

Khatt : Egypt's Calligraphic Landscape Hardback


Egyptian cities and villages abound with an enormous wealth of khatt, or calligraphic script, ranging from casual scrawlsand scribbles to elaborately-painted colourful murals.

These historical and contemporary versions of urban lettering,varying in surface, medium and technique, adorn mosques, shop-fronts, houses, trucks, boats, schools, tuk-tuks andwalls.

They are records of human existence, documenting expressions of hope, fears, dreams and anxieties. Featuring beautiful and unique examples of these written expressions, Khatt is an extensive visual documentationof the found typography and calligraphy in Egypt, a calligraphy hub that possesses a rich tradition of educationand production in the field.

This timely volume records the traditional craftsmanship of hand-painted calligraphy, whichis fast disappearing because of the digitization of the Arabic script.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 200 full colour photographs
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Graffiti & street art
  • ISBN: 9780863569012



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