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Calligraphic Art in Sultanate Architecture

Shah Muhammad Shafiqullah (Author)

Calligraphy constitutes a major element of ornamentation in Muslim architecture. From the inception of Muslim building art down to the present time, calligraphy never lost its ground as surface ornaments. Monuments of the Delhi Sultanate almost invariably contain calligraphic decoration alongside other ornamental themes like geometric and vegetal ones in their bewildering manifestations.

Contents: Preface. 1. Place of calligraphy in Muslim art. 2. Calligraphy in early Muslim architecture. 3. Early examples of calligraphy in Indo-Muslim architecture. 4. Calligraphic art in Sultanate architecture. 5. Tools and techniques. 6. Summary and conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

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Title Calligraphic Art in Sultanate Architecture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789843333070
length ix+243p.,