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Arabic script : styles, variants, and calligraphic adaptations

Author: Gabriele Mandel
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st English edView all editions and formats
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"Arabic Script offers a thorough, illuminating guide to the Arabic alphabet and writing styles and presents an understanding of a culture and a civilization. This book helps us discover an alphabet that throughout the centuries has been linked to the secular and religious worlds of Islam." "In this book the history and meaning of each letter of the alphabet is given as well as its cultural, religious and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mandel, Gabriele.
Arabic script.
New York : Abbeville Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)707968260
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriele Mandel
ISBN: 0789207109 9780789207104 9780789208798 0789208792
OCLC Number: 45413526
Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The letters of the alphabet --
The supplemental letters --
Styles, variants and calligraphic adaptations.
Other Titles: Alfabeto arabo.
Responsibility: Gabriel Mandel Khan ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia.

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Presents the overview of a culture and civilization as well as a comprehensive look at script and calligraphy. Useful for designers and artists as well as collectors, linguists and travellers, this  Read more...
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"With its hundreds of illustrations ranging over many centuries, this book is a visual treat even for readers unfamiliar with Arabic. Of particular interest to calligraphers and graphic designers." - Read more...

 
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