The Calligrapher's Daughter

Author: Eugenia Kim

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 899

Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her daughter to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will change her world forever. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligapher's Daughter is an exquisite novel about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.

The Calligrapher's Handbook

Author: Heather Child

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Calligraphy

Page: 260

View: 688

A guide to the craft of calligraphy discusses the various writing instruments, pigments, and surfaces, surveys formal scripts, and explains handwriting techniques

Traces of the Calligrapher

Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, C. 1600-1900

Author: Mary McWilliams

Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Houston

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 671

"Drawn primarily from a prestigious private collection in Houston, the works in this fascinating book include pens, pen boxes, chests, tables, paper scissors, knives, burnishers, and book bindings of superb manufacture and design. These objects are presented with examples of calligraphy that were executed as practice exercises, occasional works, wall hangings, and manuscripts. Seen together, these rare works reveal the traces of their makers."--BOOK JACKET.

The Calligrapher's Work Book

Author: Jim Billingsley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Calligraphy

Page: 64

View: 137

This is the first workbook by Jill Billingsley, who has been a practitioner and teacher of calligraphy for thirty years. This collection of Dos and Don'ts has been melded into the most creative agendas.

The Calligrapher's Project Book

Author: Susanne Haines

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 547

This calligraphy book includes basic instruction in penmanship and a gallery of finished work from top calligraphers.

The Calligrapher's Handbook

Author:

Publisher: Popular Culture Ink

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 63

View: 181

Covers every aspects of calligraphy from basic exercises to advanced applications, layout and design, equipment, materials, and a wide range of letter symbols

The Calligraphers of Thatta

Author: Muhammad Abdul Ghafur

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Category: Architectural inscription

Page: 89

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The Calligraphers' Night

Author: Yasmine Ghata

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ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

View: 294

1923. The young Rikkat is being brought up in the belief that her entire life will be devoted to the art of calligraphy. That same year, Atatürk’s republic breaks away from the Islamic tradition, progressively abolishing the Arabic language and scripts in favor of a modified version of the Latin alphabet. Once the sacred ministers of Allah, calligraphers are now being marginalized and their schools closed. The resulting suicide of Rikkat’s mentor can only reinforce her spite for the new regime and her love for the ancient art she has been taught since her childhood. Inspired by the life of the author’s grandmother, The Calligraphers’ Night is a breathtaking excursion into the mysteries of life, death, and writing as an art. Yasmine Ghata is the daughter of the famed Lebanese poetess Vénus Khoury-Ghata. The Calligraphers’ Night is her first novel.