AÇIKLAMALI HÜSN-İ HAT BİBLİYOGRAFYASI (ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CALLIGRAPHY)
By Ali Haydar Bayat,
Foreword by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu,
İstanbul 2002 (in Turkish),
This book gives a comprehensive bibliography of manuscripts, books, articles, the parts of books related to calligraphy as well as publications that appeared on calligraphy abroad. in the foreword, Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu underlines the importance of this art for the Islamic world and the characteristics that make it unique among other arts. He then dwells on various activities of IRCICA in the field of calligraphy since its establishment 1980, in the form of research, publications, training programs, competitions and exhibitions. He points out that the bibliographic studies of the literature on calligraphy are a major part of the studies in this field. The book also includes a brief preface by Ali Haydar Bayat and an introduction by Prof. M. Uğur Derman. The present bibliography is the revised and enlarged version of the first edition covering the years of 1888-1988 and published in 1990. The bibliography is organized in seven parts. This reference book appears as the most voluminous one of the calligraphic bibliographies that were compiled till the present day since it covers almost the entire literature in Turkey on this subject.