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An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy


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With a photo-rich teaching method that's welcoming to everyone, this introduction helps you use ink and a qalam―a traditional reed pen―to create flowing, timelessly decorative lines of Arabic script. The book begins with the history behind this art that decorates writings and architecture worldwide. Master calligrapher Alani next shows you how to choose the materials and prepare your tools. After a quick introduction to how the Arabic language works, he guides you through exercises to help you successfully write the 28 Arabic letters, join them together, and finally assemble them into phrases. Once you have mastered the basics, explore creating graphic compositions in each of seven major styles (Kufic, Thuluth, Naskh, Persian, Turkish, Riqâa and Maghrebi). Sometimes it takes years to be able to decipher a composition, but meanwhile, you can enjoy its aesthetic beauty. This guide helps beginners, like centuries of people before them, create graceful, meaningful art from words.

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Manufacturer:Schiffer
Brand:Schiffer Publishing
Publisher:Schiffer
Studio:Schiffer
EAN:9780764351730
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Item Size:0.5 x 11.1 x 11.1 inches
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