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  • Published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Description: xxxvii, 681 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0748612122
  • 9780748612123



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Islamic calligraphy

by Blair, Sheila.

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Arabic script: its role and principles -- Materials -- II: The development of Arabic script in early Islamic times -- The standardization of Arabic script -- Early manuscripts of the Koran -- III: The pre-eminence of round scripts in the early middle period -- The adoption of round scripts -- the proliferation of round scripts -- IV: The emergence of regional styles in the later middle period -- Calligraphy in Iran and its environs under the Mongols and Turkomans -- Rectilinear and curvilinear scripts in Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks -- Other styles and centers -- V: Dynastic styles in the age of empires -- The Safavids, the Qajars, and their contemporaries in Iran and Central Asia -- The Ottomans in Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Eastern Mediterranean -- Other styles and centers -- VI: The many faces of Islamic calligraphy in modern times -- From traditional styles to graphic design and calligraphic art.

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