Preloader
Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

The Arabic Film Archive

The Arab Film Archive is an initiative that aims at collecting and digitizing classical arab films in order to make them accessible for educational and research purposes. It is a project that provides a temporary answer to the ongoing monopoly of hundreds of Arab movies that were sold under complete exclusive rights to private TV networks back in the ‘90s and early 2000s without any consideration of the need to provide them on an institutional right basis for education and/ or individual research. The Arab Film Archive is founded by Ahmad Ameen, a film researcher and writer currently based in Amman.


Researcher:

Ahmed Ameen

Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

Blank Video Cassettes Archive from 1977 – 2002

This website contains a huge collection of what is known as blank video cassettes from the time period of 1977-2002 mostly made between Japan and the USA.


Author:

Unknown

Other video cassette collections:

Vault Of VHS: Here

Related Articles:

Eye On Design AIGA: Here

Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

The Grammar of Ornament

A Visual Reference of Form and Colour in Architecture and the Decorative Arts – The complete and unabridged full-color edition
First published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a design classic. Its inspiration came from pioneering British architect and designer Owen Jones (1809–1874), who produced a comprehensive design treatise for the machine age, lavishly illustrated in vivid chromolithographic color. Jones made detailed observations of decorative arts on his travels in Europe, the Middle East, and in his native London, where he studied objects on display at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 and at local museums. His aim was to improve the quality of Western design by changing the habits of Victorian designers, who indiscriminately mixed elements from a wide variety of sources


Author:

Owen Jones

This amazing resource is made available for free from the Smithsonian Libraries digital archive. You can view and download the three volumes in outstanding quality from the link below.

Related Articles:

Victoria & Albert: Here

Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

Arab Art as Seen Through the Monuments of Cairo: From 7th to the End of the 18th century

Arab art as seen through the monuments of Cairo: From the seventh century to the end of the 18th is an immense, sumptuously produced work that illustrates the richness of Islamic art and architecture as seen in the streets, buildings, monuments, decorative arts, and books and manuscripts of the city of Cairo. It was produced by Achille-Constant-Théodore-Émile Prisse d’Avennes, who is said to have supervised the printing of the work as well as that of his other masterpiece, a luxurious atlas of ancient Egyptian art. 


Author:

Prisse d’Avennes

This amazing resource is made available for free from the library of congress digital archive. You can view and download the three volumes in outstanding quality from the link below.

Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

The Modern Art Iraq Archive (MAIA)

A resource to trace, share, and enable community enrichment of the modern art heritage of Iraq. Explore the works by artist, browse through related textual materials, or add your own images or stories to the archive.


Researchers:

Saleem Al-Bahloly, Ahmed Khalil, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Francis Debaluwe, Mohit Gupta, Eric Kansa

Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

Online Periodicals

A collection of digital Arabic, Persian, and Turkish periodicals and journals from the 1860 to 1945 made available for the public. The collection is assembled from different libraries and hosted in one location.


The collection is hosted by Universität Bonn

Research
DR Admin
Dark Mode

Letterform Archive

A San Francisco nonprofit center for inspiration, education, and community, with a collection of over 60000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and more.


Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

Arabic Type Walks: EGY-LB-MOR-Pal

This initiative aims to preserve, document, and publish Arabic street signs, signages, and street typography. Through organizing walks (expeditions) driven by curiosity and a shared interest of the Arab cultures. We project spans between different countries including Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, and Morocco.


Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

Signs of Conflict

Signs of Conflict is a project that involves collecting, archiving and studying the political posters that were produced by the various warring factions, political parties and movements during Lebanon’s civil war.


Researchers:

Zeina Maasri

Get Book

Research
Moe El-Hossieny
Dark Mode

Arc Archive

This unique graphic arts collection of around 130.000 posters from 150 countries, mainly on political-social issues and the performing arts represents the most extensive and diverse privately owned archive of this kind. It forms a comprehensive visual-aesthetic database, tracing and documenting a myriad of historical events and cultural trends over more than half a century worldwide.


Researchers:

Thomas Hill