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An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy
by Ghani Alani


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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, Riqaa 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780764351730
  • ISBN-10: 0764351737
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 80
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Series: Calligraphy

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