ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY FROM THE WELLCOME LIBRARY. HARDCOVER. An important reference for students, scholars, and academic libraries. SKU: 03702-6242
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224 PAGES - Nikolaj Serikoff - ENGLISH,
The Wellcome Library is one of
the world's greatest collections of books, manuscripts, archives, films and
paintings on the history of medicine from the earliest times to the present day.
The Library's Asian Collections comprise electronic and printed books and
manuscripts in more than 40 languages ranging for over 4000 years.
This lavishly illustrated book conveys the visual richness of the Wellcome
collection of Islamic calligraphy for over ten centuries, providing an insight
into the artistic and spiritual activity of Indian and Iranian peoples. The
ninety beautifully written calligraphy exemplars were purchased in the early
20th century as a part of the private libraries of certain medical practitioners
from that area, and reflect both the literary and artistic tastes of this
professional group as well as their religious beliefs.
Prepared by an international team of scholars from the UK, Iran and Russia,
the text is primarily intended for the general reader. It explains the concept
of calligraphy in the world of arabic scripts, outlines its stylistic
development over the past centuries, and illustrates the tools and methods used
in practicing the calligraphy. Detailed descriptions of the exemplars, along
with extensive glossary and indices, also make this book an important reference
for students, scholars, and academic libraries.