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Typographic matchmaking in the city : propositions for a pluralistic public space = voorstellen voor een pluralistische openbare ruimte =

Authors: AbiFarès, Huda Smitshuijzen,%1965- | Khatt Foundation. Published by : Khatt Books, (Amsterdam :) Physical details: 393 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. ISBN: 9490939013 Subject(s): Semiotics and architecture. | Type and type-founding. | Arabic type. | Dimensional typography. | Communication in architectural design. | Symbolism in city planning. | Social ecology. | Communication and culture. | Public spaces | Architecture %Philosophy. Year: 2010
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Includes bibliographical references.

The typographic matchmaking in the city" book offers a brief range of essays that discuss the complex topic of public space from their respective authors' individual experiences and perspectives. Through specific anecdotes, they elucidate the problematics and implications of designing for 'public space' and multicultural communities. These essays frame and contextualize the research and designs presented by the five teams participating in the 'Typographic Matchmaking in the City project. They briefly shed light on the function and role of text in architectural spaces, discussing specific historical and contemporary examples from cities like Beirut, Dubai, Muscat, Cairo, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and addressing the various roles of monumental typography in public space.

English, Dutch and Arabic.

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