Arabic Calligraphy

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  • Naskh is one of the six major cursive Arabic scripts. Its origins can be traced back to the late 8th century AD and it is still in use today, over 1300 years later. In its earliest form Naskh was a utilitarian script, mainly used for ordinary correspondence on papyrus, but during the 10th and 11th centuries it was completely transformed by the elegant refinements of the great Abbasid calligraphers. The Ottoman Turks also considered Naskh the script most suited for copying the Quran. Today, more Qurans are copied in Naskh throughout the Islamic world than in all other Arabic scripts combined. For centuries, novice Arabic calligraphers have learned the skills of this noble art by practising writing Naskh first, a tradition that continues today. This introductory workbook now makes it possible for everyone to learn and enjoy the beauty of Arabic calligraphy. Based on his experience of running workshops and demonstrations, Mustafa Ja'far has distilled the basics into an easy-to-follow, tea

  • Product code: cmc14996
    Price category: Under £10
    World culture: Middle East
    Title: Arabic Calligraphy
    Subtitle: Naskh script for beginners
    Author: Mustafa JaÆfar
    ISBN: 9780714114996
    Number of pages: 32
    Size: 297x210mm
    Weight: 0.181kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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