Halimi, Nora (2021) FROM WRITTEN WORD TO ART / CALLIGRAPHY. International Journal of Social and Human Sciences, 8 (15-16). pp. 78-86. ISSN 2671-3020

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Visual information is the oldest recorded document of human history. While cave drawings and paintings are treated as the earliest evidence of human activity, the written word was born years later after a long and complicated process of development. The letters that are the basic elements of communication today have gone through a long process of evolution. Writing, which is undoubtedly the greatest invention of mankind, translated everything spoken into a visual representation. The evolution of letters and writing systems has been driven by the human need to convey ideas, to record and store information, and by the need to express and communicate. The fundamental purpose of writing is, in fact, the transmission of information. In the 21st century, the integration of computer technologies has brought forward textual information to every aspect of daily life. This has led to an increase in interest in typography in many areas of visual communication, where text and letters play a central role in disseminating social trends and reflecting the spirit of the time. Today, when we are so accommodated with the written word and when the written word is no longer marked down by the pen, but by the digital "bits", it must be remembered and clearly stated that it was manual writing that preceded typography or mechanized writing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 14:14
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 14:14

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