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Futurism

Edited from Wikipedia Futurism (Italian: Futurismo) was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane, and the industrial city. It glorified modernity and aimed to liberate Italy from the weight of its past. It […]

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Tom Muller

Experimented with ripped pages, fluoro paper and deliberate print errors to create a raw and dissonant aesthetic for a special collected edition of spy comic zero. Interview 2014 vimeo playlist  

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The Yellow Book

edited from Wikipedia The Yellow Book The Yellow Book was a British quarterly literary periodical that was published in London from 1894 to 1897. It was a leading journal of the British 1890s and lent its name to the “Yellow Nineties” and the magazine contained a wide range of literary and artistic genres, poetry, short stories, […]

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Front covers

The role of the cover The cover, or dustjacket, serves two purposes: to protect the book: In the Victorian era cheap paper-covered reprints had been widely available. to express something of its contents and nature – to sell the product in a highly competitive market. Early books were handbound with strong heavy covers. In 19C as books became cheaper […]

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Islamic art and calligraphy – research

Islamic Design Principles Colour in Islamic Cultures Islamic geometric design Islamic Geometric Design Using Adobe Illustrator Islamic calligraphy Islamic Modern Art Iranian Art Iranian Art: Geometric Iranian Art: Modern Shirin Neshat (Iranian feminist photographer) Oman Oman art United Arab Emirates Emirates Art  Saudi Arabia Saudi Art

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Oman Art

Oman traditional art inspiration Oman modern art inspiration Alia Alfarsi Dr Hanan Al Shihi

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UAE Art

Archaeological motifs Modern Art article Hazem Mahdy automatic art

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Islamic geometric design

Islamic geometric patterns derived from simpler designs used in earlier cultures: Greek, Roman, and Sasanian. They are one of three forms of Islamic decoration, the others being the arabesque based on curving and branching plant forms, and Islamic calligraphy; all three are frequently used together. Many traditional patterns were based on is the division of the circle […]

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Iranian art: Miniatures

Shahname by Firdausi: miniatures of Ancient Iran Qalamkar (traditional woodblock printing in Farsi) Contemporary Persian Miniatures

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Saudi Art

Saudi Arabian art includes both the arts of Bedouin nomads and those of the sedentary peoples of regions such as the Hejaz, Tihamah, Asir and the Najd. There is also a vibrant modern art scene in major cities highlighting social issues, with a number of prominent women artists. Architecture The first mosque of Islam was the house […]