The Lone Quark

12 July 2008

Arabic Calligraphy

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Lone Quark @ 9:30 pm

One of the many blogs that I regularly read is i love Type.

A few days ago it had a fine discussion of Arabic calligraphy as a typographic exercise by By Julia Kaestle.  You might find it interesting, if you are curious about the beauty and style of written Arabic. The word to the left from her article means”love.”

The Islamic Architecture website has a more extensive article on the history of Islamic calligraphy here.

People fortunate enough to be in Kuwait can visit the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy. The Kuwait Times has an article on the Museum which states:

The museum is a delight for connoisseurs and novices alike. Exhibits depicting writing styles from early Kufic to late Nastaliq will enthrall those well-versed with the evolution of the Arabic script, while the uninitiated will find a presentation on the art of calligraphy a useful introduction to the field.

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