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B3314. Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet / Healy
A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet by John Healey & Rex Smith. 2009. 116pp. 5"x7.75". Paper

Tells the fascinating history of the Arabic Alphabet, a story that is entwined with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. Traces the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, a descendant of Phoenician, which itself gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. Includes a glossary.




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M56. Zig Calligraphy Pen Oblique Cut
For Lefthanders and Arabic. 1mm, 2mm, 3mm.

These new water-based, left-handed markers from Zig come in three sizes including the very useful 1mm. Kate Wolff finds the felt tip to be harder/stiffer than other markers which means they give crisper letters and won't mush up as fast as some markers. Available in 3 colors and 3 sizes.

"I have been using the ZIG markers which you sent and they work very well indeed! I even passed them around in my calligraphy courses to get the reaction from students, both beginners and experienced old hands at in the matter. All found them terrific." - Kate Wolff




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B4162. Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy, An / Alani
B4162. An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy by Ghani Alani. 2016. 80pp. 8.7"x11.1". Hardcover

In this instructional manual, a brief illustrated history of Arabic calligraphy is followed by a section on choosing and preparing ink, pen, and paper. After a quick introduction to how the Arabic language works, you learn how to write the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet in a basic script, how to join the letters together, and how to assemble them into words. In addition to this basic hand, seven major styles are presented: Kufic, Thuluth, Naskh, Persian, Turkish, Riqâa and Maghrebi.



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B3923. B3314 & B3154 Special Offer
SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase both books, B3314. A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet + B3154. The Calligrapher's Garden for only $22.41. You save $4.49

B3314. A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet by John Healey & Rex Smith. 2009. 116pp. 5"x7.75". Paper
Tells the fascinating history of the Arabic Alphabet, a story that is entwined with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. Traces the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, a descendant of Phoenician, which itself gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. Includes a glossary.

B3154. The Calligrapher's Garden by Hassan Massoudy. Second edition. 2009, 2012. 128pp. 7"x5.5". Paper
This beautiful book is available again in smaller format.
In this feast for the eyes, Massoudy's elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter to delicate spring growth, and from the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer through the fading hues of autumn, he captures in calligraphy what countless poets have crafted with words. The proverb or quotation that inspired each artwork is handwritten in Arabic by Massoudy alongside the English texts on the facing page. Hassan Massoudy was born in Najaf, Iraq. He moved to France in 1969.



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