The Illustrator's Notebook

by Mohieddine Ellabbad

Hardcover, 2006

Status

Available

Local notes

741.6 Ell

Collection

Publication

Groundwood Books (2006), 36 pages

Description

Intended by Mohieddine Ellabbad as a way to explore different ways of seeing things through illustration, learn about how Arabic writing is an integral part of the image in the Arabic pictorial tradition. Reads right-to-left as the original Egyptian version, and includes all of the original Arabic calligraphy, with English translations in the margins.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

36 p.; 11.44 inches

ISBN

0888997000 / 9780888997005

Barcode

4802

User reviews

LibraryThing member manich01
This book immediately demands its reader to consider a difference perspective, as it is intended to be read from right to left. Each page integrates a brief parable with beautiful, original collages of calligraphy and illustration, watercolors, engravings, post cards, and photographs. Read one a day for inspiration and guidance.… (more)
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Gorgeous. Illuminating. I'm not an artist, but reading ME's thoughts and seeing the images he created to support them, I do feel more enlightened. Everybody should read it - those who are creative, those who aren't, children, adults, people who like fantasy, people who like memoirs, people who read Arabic, people who read English.... I 'read' this three times and now it's way overdue at the library. I can't wait to discuss it in the Children's Books group here on GR.… (more)

Pages

36

Rating

(7 ratings; 4.4)
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