THE ART OF ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY (Japanese Edition)

THE ART OF ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY (Japanese Edition)

Prepared by Uğur Derman
Edited with foreword by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu
Published by Heibonsha Publishers, Tokyo 1996
ISBN 92-9063-064-7 (Japanese ed.)

This album gives the history of the Islamic art of calligraphy starting from the development of the Arabic script through the last great artists of the Ottoman school of calligraphy. It is printed on high quality paper and contains 192 colour plates of calligraphy by Muslim artists from the first century Hijra to the present time with annotations about the style of writing and other characteristics of the work and the biography of each calligrapher.