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Islamic Calligraphy


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List of Figures List of Abbreviations Glossary Index Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: Arabic Script: Its Role and Principles Chapter 2: Materials Part II: The Development of Arabic Script in Early Islamic Times Chapter 3: The Standardization of Arabic Script Chapter 4: Early Manuscripts of the Koran Part III: The Pre-Eminence of Round Scripts in the Early Middle Period Chapter 5: The Adoption of Round Scripts Chapter 6: The Proliferation of Round Scripts Part IV: The Emergence of Regional Styles in the Later Middle Period Chapter 7: Calligraphy in Iran and its Environs under the Mongols and Turkomans Chapter 8: Rectilinear and Curvilinear Scripts in Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks Chapter 9: Other Styles and Centers Part V: Dynastic Styles in the Age of Empires Chapter 10: The Safavids, the Qajars, and their Contemporaries in Iran and Central Asia Chapter 11: The Ottomans in Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Eastern Mediterranean Chapter 12: Other Styles and Centers Part VI: The Many Faces of Islamic Calligraphy in Modern Times Chapter 13: From Traditional Styles to Graphic Design and Calligraphic Art Bibliography Copyright Acknowledgements Index

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Sheila S. Blair is the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College.

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