The demanding discipline of calligraphy, centering on the power of the written word and transmitted from master to pupil through the ages, is central to Islamic cultures and is the source of one of the world's richest artistic traditions. The 174 examples of the art published in this volume represent its scope and its continuity over a period of six centuries. They include works by many of the most celebrated calligraphers, beginning with the influential Yaqut in the late 13th century, and by such distinguished amateurs as the Ottoman sultans, Abd lmecid I and Mahmud II. This is the most comprehensive study yet made of the subject, examining many fundamental aspects of a calligrapher's activity for the first time. The author discusses the artists' training and the key elements of the calligraphic repertoire, including albums of sample works, stencils and miniature script, cut-out work and gilded leaves. To complement the text, examples of all of the principal types of historical script have been provided by an eminent modern calligrapher.
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Nabil F. Safwat, formerly Lecturer in Islamic Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.Language Notes:
Text: English, Arabic (translation)
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Descrizione libro Khalili Collections, 1996. HRD. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Used Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria XB-CRA-898243
Descrizione libro The Nour Foundation in Association with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press, London, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's bluer cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket,which has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Not price clipped and this copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present.Lovely clean copy with crisp white page edges.Wonderfully illustrated with coloured plates of early Calligraphy and Islamic Art.The dust-jacket comes well protected in a removable archival cover sleeve.This is a brilliant work which compliments all the principal types of historical script and have been provided by an eminent modern calligrapher,Large folio over 12'' tall Heavy book 248pp First Edition 1st Impression Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Codice libro della libreria 62178
Descrizione libro The Nour Foundation in association with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press 1996-06, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. In slipcase, book appears to be unread and unused, very slight shelfwear to extremities of slipcase, otherwise fine. Book. Codice libro della libreria 019964-6