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"A visually stunning study...these great illustrations will set a designer's heart on fire."—Interior Design

Islamic calligraphy traditionally took its inspiration from the Muslim belief in the divine origin of Arabic writing. In early Islam the use of Arabic writing is sacred, and official texts gave rise to a wonderful profusion of scripts and a calligraphic tradition that has flourished for over a thousand years—not only in manuscript decoration but also in architecture, ceramics, and painting.

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the subject from its earliest origins to the present day. It explains the geometrical and ornamental principles of calligraphy and examines the interdependence of script and page decoration. Finally, and perhaps most important, it contains outstanding examples of scripts—kufic, thuluth, naskhi, and maghribi—in a series of magnificent reproductions of manuscript pages, paintings, and other works of art. 232 illustrations, 98 in color.

About the Author

Abdelkebir Khatibi is a professor at the Mohammed V University, Rabat. Mohammed Sijelmassi is a noted art critic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500016756
With:
Khatibi, Abdelkebir
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
With:
Khatibi, Abdelkebir
Author:
Sijelmassi, Mohammed
Author:
Khatibi, Sijelmassi
Author:
Khatibi, Abdelkebir
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Criticism - Middle Eastern
Subject:
Islamic literature
Subject:
Calligraphy, Islamic.
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Islamic calligraphy
Subject:
Art-Calligraphy
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 237-238.
Series Volume:
79-95
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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