“George writes with enviable clarity and precision. I have never read anything better on calligraphy.”—Robert Hillenbrand
The birth of Quranic calligraphy was a major event in the early history of Islam. In a few decades, it raised the Arabs and their language from the remote fringes of the civilized world to its very heart.
Alain George brings together manuscript, mosaic, architecture, and text to reveal the evolution of Arabic calligraphy from its pre-Islamic conception through the emergence of the modern styles of writing still in use today.
Size: 29 x 13 cm
Extent: 244 pp
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