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How to read Islamic calligraphy

Author: Maryam Ekhtiar; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
Publisher: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven, CT ; London : Yale University Press [2018] ©2018
Series: How to read (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)), 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For centuries, Islamic calligraphy has mesmerized viewers with its beauty, sophistication, and seemingly endless variety of styles. How to Read Islamic Calligraphy offers new perspectives on this distinctive art form, using examples from The Met's superlative collections to explore the enduring preeminence of the written word as a means of creative expression throughout the Islamic world. Combining engaging,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maryam Ekhtiar; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
ISBN: 9781588396303 1588396304
OCLC Number: 1028886548
Description: 155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 27 cm.
Contents: The Arabic script : origins, development, and variations --
Embellishing the word of God : Arabic and the art of the Qur'an --
Ornament and abstraction : the triumph of form over content.
Series Title: How to read (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)), 8.
Other Titles: Islamic calligraphy
Responsibility: Maryam D. Ekhtiar.

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