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Visual illustration and photography on Islamic book cover designs: a semiotic analysis

Suhaimi, Mohamad Suhaizi and Hashim, Muhammad Faizuddin and Sha'ri, Sharil Nizam (2019) Visual illustration and photography on Islamic book cover designs: a semiotic analysis. International Journal of Heritage, Art and Multimedia, 2 (5). pp. 34-41. E-ISSN 2600-8262

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The publication of religious books recently has been in line with the publication of books of other genres. It is because of the increase in the demands by the readers in addition with the design of the book covers which has been made up more interesting. Hence, this research was aimed to identify the influence of visual illustration and photography displayed on book covers which preferred by the readers. Sign theory by Peirce (1839) and Semiotic Analysis by Stokes (2003) were applied for the purpose of data analysis. A book published by Telaga Biru Sdn. Bhd. entitled Ikon Syabab by Umar Muhammad Noor (2014) has been made as the research data focusing on the taxonomy aspect of its cover. The results showed that the proper use of pictures was undeniably able to attract the readers to buy the religious book currently in the market. This research also was predicted to be able to contribute to the national socio-economic interest, generate a rich cultural society and elevate the percentage of book publication in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9462/81203
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semiotic, Illustration, Photography, Design, Book Cover, Islamic
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL5101 Malay
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Foundation Studies
Depositing User: Muhammad Faizuddin Hashim
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 12:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 12:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81203

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