Kufic Stone Inscription Culture, Script, and Graphics: The Aesthetic Art and Global Heritage of Early Kufic Calligraphy

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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 and famed Iranian early Kufic expert and
calligrapher, S.M.V. Mousavi Jazayeri, 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.
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Publisher
Blautopf Publishing
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Published on
Oct 27, 2013
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Pages
254
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ISBN
9780984984329
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Middle Eastern
History / Middle East / Iran
Language Arts & Disciplines / Alphabets & Writing Systems
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