N.A. Mansour is a historian and a PhD candidate at Princeton University?s Department of Near Eastern Studies, where she is writing a dissertation on the transition between manuscript and print in Arabic-language contexts. She produces podcasts for different venues, edits Hazine.info, and works for different museums and archives.
Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar’s A History of Arab Graphic DesignBy N.A. Mansour
Easily the best introduction to the history of modern Arab visual culture on the market today, this new book lacks the jargon of exhibition catalogues, leans heavily on visual sources, and dismisses some previously held assumptions about Arab art.