The square

The Square actual actual.jpg

Title

The square

Subject

Black Studies, Studio Art

Description

"Egyptian uprising called for democratic reform. Tahrir Square in Cairo became the focal point and the most effective symbol of the protests in January and February 2011. For 18 days Egyptians repeated the slogan: The People Want to Bring down the Regime (al-shàb yurid isqat al-nizam) until the regime stepped down on the 11th of February 2011. This book focuses on the revolution slogan 'al-shàb yurid isqat al-nizam.' Using Arabic Kufic script the words of the slogan are repeated in an ascending sequence. Section 19 contains the English translation for the slogan 'The People Want to Bring down the Regime.' The last section contains the time and date when the regime stepped down along with the sentence 'Al Saa'b Askat al Nezam' with its English translation 'The People have Brought down the Regime'. Cairo's map is laser engraved on the book covers. Three edges of the book are colored then laser engraved to show the streets of Cairo"--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on June 15, 2016.

Creator

Aly, Islam

Publisher

[Iowa City, Iowa] : Islam Aly,

Date

2014

Rights

Description provided by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/a/Islam-Aly.html

Format

160 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 12 cm

Language

English

Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll N7433.4.A49 S68 2014

Collection

Citation

Aly, Islam , “The square,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed March 25, 2019, http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/1419.