traces of the calligrapher

Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, C.1600 – 1900



This richly illustrated and fascinating book presents exceptional works of the 17th through 19th centuries, drawn primarily from an unrivaled private collection. It features pens, pen boxes, chests, tables, paper scissors, knives, burnishers, and book bindings of superb manufacture and design, accompanied by examples of calligraphy that were executed as practice exercise, occasional works, wall hangings, and manuscripts. Authors: Mary McWilliams and David J. Roxburgh (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2008, Pbk w/flaps, 108pp, 61 illus)

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