Ufa: Kitap, 2019. Sewn cl. In his survey of printing and book culture in Bashkortostan the author summarizes the history of books printed in Arabic script in Russia, identifying the first document in Arabic — a manifesto of Peter the Great of 1711 — and tracing the first presses using Arabic typography in the Russian Empire to Catherine the Great's reign. Compiling over 1000 examples of twentieth-century books published Ufa and vicinity, he notes the expansion of book printing in the revolutionary years, when literacy was a political platform, and shows the styles of book art in successive decades from the avant-garde Constructivist layouts and typography of the 1920s to the staider styles of the mid twentieth century. Most of the examples published here come from museums, libraries, and archives in Bashkortostan (Bashkiria) Republic of southern Russia, comprising predominantly Islamic populations. 499 p., 30 cm, approx. 1200 color illus., Bashkirian and Rus. Item #3900
Chapter titles: Manuscripts in Bashkortostan archives: manuscripts, Islamic calligraphy; Printing in Bashkortostan: History of the development of Bashkir book publishing 1917–22; Appearance and evolution of a national style of book art and type design; Constructivism in Bashkir book art; Printed editions in Arabic; Bashkir posters and advertising; 20th-c. and contemporary book designers.