When you’re walking through campus, come visit the Pfau Library’s newest display across from Circulation, featuring Arabic Calligraphy paintings on loan from Dr. Dany Doueiri.
These works of art and descriptions are fabulous to look at. Also included in the displays are our students’ personal works from one of Professor Doueiri’s Arabic classes.
Here are a few informational links:
The Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Arabic Calligraphy at Islamic Art
Brief Look at the History and Development of Arabic Calligraphy
Books of interest in the Pfau Library:
Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600-1900. Mary McWilliams and David J. Roxburgh, Yale University Press, 2007. NK 3636.5 A2 M39 2007 OVERSIZE
Earthly Beauty, Heavenly Art: Art of Islam. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, Lund Humphries, 1999. N 6264 N4 A5 1999 OVERSIZE
Don’t forget the Pfau Library Lecture Series: “Arab Contributions to the West”, on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in PL-4005.
Dr. Doueiri adds: A Few Words about the Arabic Calligraphy On Campus:
The Calligraphy Collection is a contribution from our campus’ Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. It was acquired by Professor Ralph Salmi from Turkey. The framed collection is a selection from masterpieces of Arabic Calligraphy from around the world.
Framing the collection was made possible by a grant from the College of Arts and Letters with the support from the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
The smaller displays (8.5 X 11) are student projects from our Calligraphy class during the Summer 07. This coming Summer, we will be offering another Arabic Calligraphy Class (ARAB 210). Students did their projects in less than 20 hours of instructions on the principals of Arabic calligraphy.
Enjoy and thank you for your support.