Friday, September 17, 2004

Ibn Muqlah

One of the foremost calligraphers of the 'Abbasid Age (750 - 1258), reputed inventor of the first cursive style of Arabic lettering, the naskhi script, which replaced the angular Kufic as the standard of Islamic calligraphy. In the naskhi script Ibn Muqlah introduced the rounded forms and curved lines that in later styles were


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