Kufic Korans

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Kufic Korans

Material Information

Title:
Kufic Korans the art of calligraphy in Islamic manuscripts
Creator:
Neumeier, Emily
University of South Florida -- Tampa Library. -- Special Collections Dept
Conference:
Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium, 2008
Place of Publication:
[Tampa, Fla
Publisher:
University of South Florida Tampa Library, Special Collections Dept.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 streaming video file (ca. 16 min.) : digital, MPEG4, sd., col. ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Paleography, Arabic (Cufic) ( lcsh )
Calligraphy, Arabic ( lcsh )
Sacred books -- History and criticism ( lcsh )
Genre:
Streaming videos.
Online video ( local )
Streaming videos ( lcsh )
Online video ( local )

Notes

Abstract:
Examines the development of Kufic, an angular style of Arabic calligraphy, from the 9th to 12th century in Islamic manuscripts and its revival by scribes and artists in later periods, including architects. Neumeier challenges the idea that Arabic script is merely a vehicle for textual meaning and argues that different styles of Arabic calligraphy, especially Kufic, have the power to connote meaning outside of the text as an icon in and of itself. Beyond Islam, Christian artists admired Kufic's stylized beauty and often prized the ornamental calligraphy in their own manuscripts, painting, and architecture.
Venue:
Paper presented Feb. 22, 2008 during the Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium, held at the University of South Florida and organized by the Special Collections Dept. of the USF Tampa Library.
System Details:
System requirements: Quicktime software.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note:
Title from Symposium home page (viewed Feb. 16, 2009).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
029447412 ( ALEPH )
307723334 ( OCLC )
S65-00008 ( USFLDC DOI )
s65.8 ( USFLDC Handle )

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Video

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