An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

I received this introduction and book review below by Elise Bellin, Librarian of the Islamic Resource Center, for the Wisconsin Muslim Journal

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In An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy, author Ghani Alani attempts to show not only how to do calligraphy, what materials to use, and some of its history, but also some of the current artists and trends that suffuse this medium. You are introduced to various different schools of thought and styles of script. An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy is filled with full-color illustrations, photos, in-depth calligraphy diagrams and paintings. This book is a great start if you are interested in learning more about Arabic calligraphy and the artists that make this their form of expression.