Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Art of the Arabic Book

Orion Constellation in Astronomy treatise
'Abd al-Rahmân al-Sûfî' 13th century

Moroccan Koran 14th cent

Moroccan calligraphy 19th century

Ibn al-Jazarî, 'Uddat al-hisn al-hasîn (not dated)

Hasan Massoudy 1994

14th century Egyptian binding

'Abd Allah Ibn al-Muqaffa' Syria or Egypt mid-14th century

The Art of the Arabic Book at BNF (partly in english).

Previously: Arabic Calligraphy; Persian Splendour.

4 comments :

kevin beck said...

beautiful.

Gerald Ford said...

Yeah, I love Islamic calligraphy. It's truly an art form and a credit to the culture. :)

Max and Cha said...

nomaly i hate islamic caligraphy.
But this is beautiful.
Thats look like asian.

Sorry for my english

Maxime and Charlotte
Paris, France

http://maxandcha.blogspot.com/

EXPLORER said...

Islamic caligraphy contains so aesbthetic forms and has semantics... It cames from an old, rich and unique history. I love it.

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