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ISLAM

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ISBN: 0748612122

Price: $263.90 / Rs26,126.00

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ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY

by SHEILA S BLAIR

 

Publication Date: 2006

Extent: 681 pages

 

The Book:

The extensive use of writing is one of the hallmarks of Islamic civilization. Calligraphy, the art of writing beautifully, became one of the main methods of artistic expression from the 7th century, in almost all regions from the far Maghrib, or Islamic West, to the Indian sub-continent. This text explains this art form to modern readers and shows them how to identify, understand and appreciate its varied styles and modes. The aims of the book are to offer a standardized terminology and reference work for identifying styles of Islamic calligraphy, and to help Westerners appreciate why calligraphy is so important in Islamic civilisation. Sheila Blair's exploration is enhanced by the inclusion of 100 illustrations - 90 colour and black and white photographs, 1 map, 7 line drawings and 2 tables. Examples are chosen from dated or datable examples with secure provenance, for the problem of forgeries (both medieval and modern) is rampant. The illustrations are accompanied by descriptions showing the reader what to look for in determining both style and quality of script.

 

The Author:

Sheila S. Blair is the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College. She is the world's leading expert on Islamic calligraphy.

 

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