Narratives of Arabic Script: Calligraphic Design and Modern Spaces

  title={Narratives of Arabic Script: Calligraphic Design and Modern Spaces},
  author={J.R. Osborn},
  journal={Design and Culture},
  pages={289 - 306}
  • J. Osborn
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Art
  • Design and Culture
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