(English version is translated into Arabic )
This remarkable book was time to coincide with a remarkable exhibition about a distinguished work of art that has become their symbol of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
This book was published in the occasion of the Inauguration of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 16 October 2002. it is complementary to the special exhibition on “the Wall” concerning the granite cladding of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina building.
The author of this book is Olaf Berggren, he was born in Alexandrina. His parents were Swedish Citizens, however his mother was originally Greek. He knows a number of languages to support his interest in scripts, especially French and Swedish, German, Greek, Italian and English.
His wealth of information on the scripts of the world shows the result of a lifetime of interest in all aspects of geography of place, cultures and customs, and all that affected them within their own environment. He tried in this book to display all languages of the world and their families and branches. In addition, he has shown how language has continually evolved where the written word has been much slower to adapt to the changes, further illustrating how the script “artists” were and still are given a unique status and rank, apart from the quickly changing world around them.