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Kufic Stone Inscription Culture, Script, and Graphics : The Aesthetic Art and Global Heritage of Early Kufic Calligraphy - S. M. V. Mousavi Jazayeri

Kufic Stone Inscription Culture, Script, and Graphics

The Aesthetic Art and Global Heritage of Early Kufic Calligraphy

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Published: 27th October 2013
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This reference book studies the script, art, and culture of the early Arabic Kufic calligraphy. It presents around hundred historical stone inscriptions, coins, and manuscripts from early-Islamic Persia. In their book, the primary author, S.M.V. Mousavi Jazayeri, a well-known Iranian calligrapher and early Kufic expert, and his fellow co-authors read and analyze with meticulous detail the calligraphy, script, and art work of thirty-seven Kufic gravestone inscriptions, mainly from the Yazd providence of Iran. The carefully-selected inscriptional sample in this book illustrates the remarkable power and versatility of this early script, and the extent of the global role played by it in shaping societies and cultures of a vast area extending from China to Spain.

ISBN: 9780984984367
ISBN-10: 0984984364
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 27th October 2013
Edition Number: 1