Book Info :
Title : The Rise of Islamic Calligraphy
Author : Alain George
Publisher : N/A Lebanon
Printer : Saudi Arabian Printing Company Ltd.
Pages : 236 pages
ISBN : 978-0-86356-673-8
This is one of the best reference books on the history of Arabic calligraphy. Dr Alain George has successfully presented the genesis of the Arabic calligraphy in a very organized, concise and clear way. Early Arabic scripts prior to Islam from various mediums were analyzed and Dr Alain george has created a smooth connection from that era to our present matured Arabic calligraphy.
I appreciate Dr George effort in putting so many illustrations in his book as it definitely helps me to visualize and understand the subject better.
This is a very well researched book and I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in the developement of Arabic calligraphy.