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Abdelkebir Khatibi, Mohammed Sijelmassi

The Splendour of Islamic Calligraphy


Calligraphy, the art which combines visual image and written word, is perhaps at its most brilliant in the arts of Islam. This is clearly evident on the pages of this book, widely acclaimed on first publication as the most sumptuous and beautiful study ever produced on the subject. Now available again, it combines numerous illustrations of Arabic scripts with an informative background history and a thorough analysis of the geometrical and ornamental principles involved in the calligraphic art.

Format: Hardcover
Published: in UK in 1995
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Pages: 240
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780500016756
ISBN 10: 0500016755

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The Splendour of Islamic Calligraphy