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Ink and gold : Islamic calligraphy

Author: Marcus Fraser; Will Kwiatkowski; Museum für Islamische Kunst (Berlin, Germany)
Publisher: London : Published for Sam Fogg by Paul Holberton ; [Seattle] : Distributed in U.S. and Canada by University of Washington Press, 2006.
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"Ink and Gold charts the development of Islamic calligraphy over a thousand years, from its beginnings in the Arabian Peninsula. Given the status of the Qur'an as the word of Allah and ambivalence towards representation of living things, the art of the pen became the focus of an extraordinary energy. The essays in this volume cover all the major centers of Islamic calligraphy, from North Africa to Central Asia,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Illustrations Exhibitions
Exhibitions
catalogue d'exposition
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fraser, Marcus.
Ink and gold.
London : Published for Sam Fogg by Paul Holberton ; [Seattle] : Distributed in U.S. and Canada by University of Washington Press, 2006
(OCoLC)646122008
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Fraser; Will Kwiatkowski; Museum für Islamische Kunst (Berlin, Germany)
ISBN: 0954901487 9780954901486
OCLC Number: 70697911
Notes: Accompanies exhibition at Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin, 14 July-31 Aug., 2006--Colophon.
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword: Claus-Peter Haase, Director of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin --
Introduction --
Will Kwiatkowski --
Catalogue --
Marcus Fraser and Will Kwiatkowski --
Hijazi Script --
Kufic script --
Eastern Kufic script --
Maghribi script --
Cursive scripts.
Responsibility: Marcus Fraser and Will Kwiatkowski ; [edited by Gemma Allen].

Abstract:

"Ink and Gold charts the development of Islamic calligraphy over a thousand years, from its beginnings in the Arabian Peninsula. Given the status of the Qur'an as the word of Allah and ambivalence towards representation of living things, the art of the pen became the focus of an extraordinary energy. The essays in this volume cover all the major centers of Islamic calligraphy, from North Africa to Central Asia, highlighting the achievements of Islamic calligraphers in the ages of the 'Abbasid (749-258), Seljuk (1055-1243), Ilkhanid (1256-1357), Safavid (1502-1736), and Mughal Empires (1526-1857). Though pride of place is given to the Qur'an, calligraphy is also examined in mystical and scientific works, Persian poetry, and calligraphy albums."
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