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The Resource By the pen and what they write : writing in Islamic art and culture, edited by Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom

By the pen and what they write : writing in Islamic art and culture, edited by Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom

Label
By the pen and what they write : writing in Islamic art and culture
Title
By the pen and what they write
Title remainder
writing in Islamic art and culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Considered by Muslims as the only true art, calligraphy has played a prominent role in Islamic culture since the time of the prophet Muhammad. Exploring this central role of the written word in Islam and how writing practices have evolved and adapted in different historical contexts, this book provides an overview of the enormous impact that writing in Arabic script has had on the visual arts of the Islamic world. Approaching the topic from a number of different perspectives, the essays in this volume include discussions on the relationship between orality and the written word; the materiality of the written word, ranging from the type of paper on which books were written to monumental inscriptions in stone and brick; and the development of Arabic typography and the printed book. Generously illustrated, By Pen and What They Write is an engaging look at how writing has remained a foundational component of Islamic art throughout fourteen centuries
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NK3636.5
LC item number
.B53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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2015
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Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Blair, Sheila
  • Bloom, Jonathan
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  • Islamic calligraphy
  • Islamic calligraphy in art
  • ART
  • Islamic calligraphy
  • Islamic calligraphy in art
Label
By the pen and what they write : writing in Islamic art and culture, edited by Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, Nov. 7-9, 2015, Doha
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Scripture, revelation, and writing : The Qur'an's epistemic recast of Arabian late antiquity/
  • Angelika Neuwirth
  • Baghdad as a center of learning and book production
  • Hugh Kennedy
  • How paper changed the literary and visual culture of the Islamic lands
  • Jonathan Bloom
  • Reading with conservators : the language of book archaeology /
  • Kristine Rose Beers
  • The spread of Islamic inscriptions in East and Southeast Asia
  • Ludvik Kalus
  • Foreword
  • Reading between the lines : word and image in sixteenth-century Iran
  • Massumeh Farhad
  • Chained : orality, authority, and history
  • Dana Sajdi
  • Arabic typography and the shaping of a modern print culture
  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
  • The triumph of the word
  • Heba Nayel Barakat
  • James A. Frazier
  • Introduction : ten (or eleven years of the biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture)
  • Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom
  • Writing as signifier of Islam
  • Sheila Blair
  • The birth of Arabic in stone
  • Robert Hoyland
Control code
971615736
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780300228243
Lccn
2017005387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)971615736
Label
By the pen and what they write : writing in Islamic art and culture, edited by Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom
Publication
Note
Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, Nov. 7-9, 2015, Doha
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Scripture, revelation, and writing : The Qur'an's epistemic recast of Arabian late antiquity/
  • Angelika Neuwirth
  • Baghdad as a center of learning and book production
  • Hugh Kennedy
  • How paper changed the literary and visual culture of the Islamic lands
  • Jonathan Bloom
  • Reading with conservators : the language of book archaeology /
  • Kristine Rose Beers
  • The spread of Islamic inscriptions in East and Southeast Asia
  • Ludvik Kalus
  • Foreword
  • Reading between the lines : word and image in sixteenth-century Iran
  • Massumeh Farhad
  • Chained : orality, authority, and history
  • Dana Sajdi
  • Arabic typography and the shaping of a modern print culture
  • Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès
  • The triumph of the word
  • Heba Nayel Barakat
  • James A. Frazier
  • Introduction : ten (or eleven years of the biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture)
  • Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom
  • Writing as signifier of Islam
  • Sheila Blair
  • The birth of Arabic in stone
  • Robert Hoyland
Control code
971615736
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780300228243
Lccn
2017005387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)971615736

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