Scripts and Calligraphy: A Timeless Journey


The history of Arabic calligraphy

This publication highlights the stages of the Arabic Script's development since its very beginnings and the artistic relationship between calligraphy, contemporary art, and artificial intelligence through an exceptional journey of knowledge, featuring Saudi and international master calligraphers, contemporary artists, and designers.

Richly illustrated, the catalogue includes contributions by Lotfi Abdeljaouad (Head of research at the National Heritage Institute, Tunis), Eric Delpont (Islamic Art specialist and Director of the Museum of the Arab World Institute, Paris), Nuria Garcia Masip (classically trained calligrapher), Issa Makhlouf (writer and poet), Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares (Founder and Director of the Khatt Foundation), and Jerome Neutres (Chief curator of the Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland).

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the National Museum in Riyadh in 2021.

Published by Kaph Books, 2021

Hardcover, 204 pages, full color, 9.5 × 11 inches

ISBN: 978-6-14-803540-1

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