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Splendours of Qur'an calligraphy & illumination

£50.00

Product description

The finest examples of this distinctive Islamic art form ever published. Within three centuries of its advent, Islam had produced an architecture and a calligraphic art, including that of illumination, that have seldom been equaled and never surpassed, the one centered on the Mosque and the other on the Qur'an. But whereas Islamic architecture is world famous, its calligraphic art has remained relatively unknown and inaccessible. Black-and-white photographs of the art of calligraphy are plentiful, but a page of script, impressive though it can be in black and white, loses much without the tints of the paper and the ink. Splendours of Qur'an Calligraphy and Illumination reproduces the formal excellence of colors and texture that distinguish these artistic masterpieces. In all, 180 openings are displayed, carefully chosen from the greatest collections of Qur'an manuscripts in the world. 180 color large illustrations.

Published 2005

Excellent condition - Gold gilt page blocks

Dust Jacket good - un-clipped - small tear, nibble, low back spine. Slight bumping to DJ edges.

Item details

Author(s):
Martin Lings
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10" x 13.5"
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3908153603
ISBN-13:
9783908153603
Number of pages:
454
Publisher:
Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation
Title:
Splendours of Qur'an calligraphy & illumination

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About this item

The finest examples of this distinctive Islamic art form ever published. Within three centuries of its advent, Islam had produced an architecture and a calligraphic art, including that of illumination, that have seldom been equaled and never surpassed, the one centered on the Mosque and the other on the Qur'an. But whereas Islamic architecture is world famous, its calligraphic art has remained relatively unknown and inaccessible. Black-and-white photographs of the art of calligraphy are plentiful, but a page of script, impressive though it can be in black and white, loses much without the tints of the paper and the ink. Splendours of Qur'an Calligraphy and Illumination reproduces the formal excellence of colors and texture that distinguish these artistic masterpieces. In all, 180 openings are displayed, carefully chosen from the greatest collections of Qur'an manuscripts in the world. 180 color large illustrations.

Published 2005

Excellent condition - Gold gilt page blocks

Dust Jacket good - un-clipped - small tear, nibble, low back spine. Slight bumping to DJ edges.

Author(s):
Martin Lings
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10" x 13.5"
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3908153603
ISBN-13:
9783908153603
Number of pages:
454
Publisher:
Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation
Title:
Splendours of Qur'an calligraphy & illumination

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