Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy, An / Alani

Item Code: B4162


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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