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Arabic lapidary Kūfic in Africa

Aida S. Arif

Arabic lapidary Kūfic in Africa

Egypt, North Africa, Sudan; a study of the development of the Kūfic Script (3rd-6th century A.H./9th-12th century A.D.)

by Aida S. Arif

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Published by Luzac in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, North.
    • Subjects:
    • Paleography, Arabic (Cufic),
    • Inscriptions, Arabic -- Africa, North.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. ix-xv.

      Statement[by] Aida S. Arif.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ115.1 .A75
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 75-117 p.
      Number of Pages117
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5645275M
      LC Control Number68079305

      Its decorative character led to its use as a decorative element in several public and domestic buildings constructed prior to the Republican period in Turkey. Since in Spain and in the East, there has been little Arabic literature of wide interest. The name Tabari was given him because he was born in Tabaristan, Persia. The letters are usually large but very compact, high ascenders are written with a slight tilt towards the left, and round shapes predominate the texture. By the eighth century, these developed into the familiar short black diagonal strokes that are commonly used today. It contains over 5, items collected from Africa and donated to the library by several Northwestern professors.

      In the tenth century, Persian calligraphers developed a new variation of Kufi called Eastern Kufi 3. Included are complete sets of tables for hardness, specific gravity and refractive index and information on common inclusions for each mineral. Ahvaz, Persia. But several specimens of a hitherto unknown type of document, excavated since in Yemencontradict the unilateral character of the inscriptions. As an example, the inscription inside the Dome of the Rock is written in Kufic.

      It was only after World War IIand indeed mostly since the late s, that major archaeological surveys and excavations began in various parts of the peninsula. The poems are strongly personal qasida, or odes, often very short, with some longer than lines. Ashtiany, ed. Conclusion These are only a few of the many calligraphic styles used to write the Arabic script, and while it is easy to detect the unique features of each, other styles are not so easily distinguishable. Features of Early Kufi include horizontal strokes that are either extremely elongated or very compact, the crescent shaped curve on the lower right side of the alif, and noticeably round characters that have extremely small counters.


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So far only traces of a true religious literature have been recovered. Kufic inscriptions were important in the emergence of textiles too, often functioning as decoration in the form of tiraz bands.

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At the end of the 8th cent. Arabic calligraphy became one of the most important branches of Islamic Art. Currently her focus is split between the design of new Arabic typefaces and research on specificities of the various languages that use the Arabic script.

However, when looking at Eastern Kufi and scripts such as Avestan and Pahlavi 4distinct influences of the national scripts can be observed. The first significant Arabic literature was produced during the medieval golden age of lyric poetry, from the 4th to the 7th cent. Latin letters have fewer of these flourishes, and yet are constantly being optimized for mobile consumption, as we've seen with recent typeface-overhauls at tech giants like Apple, Facebookand Google.

Therefore this book was written in the hope that those who have an interest, can get a background, requisite to making decisions and judgments within the limits of knowledgeable parameters. Most Arabic fonts rely on OpenType technology, since their shaping is contextual. It is the pitfalls in making quick and incautious moves without sober judgment that cause me to use this approach.

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