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presentation at Firestarter#2

November 2010

Kufi Squares by Richard Azlan Abas

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Firestarter kufi squares_

  1. 2. Kufi Squares  
  2. 5.   munchkin5.blogspot.com
  3. 8. <ul><ul><li>Kufi is a font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was the first font that the Quran was documented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kufi --- from Kufa in Iraq </li></ul></ul>Kufi also Kufic
  4. 9. http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/natlang/arabic/kufic/wa-kufic.jpg
  5. 10. Courtesy of Mamoun Sakkal
  6. 11. The inception of square kufic derived from the contact between Islam and China around a thousand years ago. A simple adaptation of Arabic kufic script into the mold of Chinese seal script; created a medium that is unique to human civilization; a perpetually modern medium of representing the divine word. http://www.kufic.info/img/ghazanseal.png
  7. 12. Square Kufic in Architecture Square Kufic in architectural settings by country. http://www.kufic.info/architecture/architecture.htm
  8. 13. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ka2BI5qyVAU/Rj7v76vME_I/AAAAAAAABNk/0ymVqC5109k/s400/MI%234.JPG/_Ka2BI5qyVAU/Rj7v76vME_I/AAAAAAAABNk/0ymVqC5109k/s400/MI%25234.JPG Moulay Idris Volubilis Morocco
  9. 14. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/3162936393_e68520bfca_m.jpg Minaret, Ulugbek Medressa, Registan, Samarkand
  10. 17. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/193599412_7cf95b8c7f_m.jpg Tripoli mosque, Liban
  11. 18. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/3167148784_190570831e_m.jpg Ribbed dome and square kufic tiling,  Gur-e Amir mausoleum,  Samarkand
  12. 19. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/352643197_79ed6157d0.jpg?v=0 Panel,  al Mu'ayyad mosque (1415-22)
  13. 20. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1100/865263164_0276a7efb7_m.jpg Tile and brick mosaic calligraphy, Jameh Mosque, Esfahan
  14. 21. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2074/2064208562_bfb25fbc14_m.jpg kufic calligraphy, isfahan, iran   photographer &quot;SEIER+SEIER&quot;
  15. 22.   http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/MWEBimages/islamic_mm/full/M76_174_151.jpg Iran or Central Asia Stone Slab with Calligraphy , late 14th-early 15th century Stone, Stone, 5 9/16 x 14 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (14.13 x 37.47 x 6.35 cm)
  16. 23. 14th century Ilkhanid silver coin with square kufic Kalima http://www.kufic.info/img/ilkhanid.png
  17. 24. the world's first stain glass kufi square
  18. 25. the world's first lego kufic square
  19. 26. http://charlescalixto.com/indexhibit/200801/kufic-square-calligraphy/ 21.01.2008 - Kufic Square Calligraphy an interesting parallel between an obscure form of arabic calligraphy and the complex barcode system utilized in japan. both images say the following: بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرحمن الرحيم قُلْ هُوَ اللَّه أَحَد اللَّه الصَّمَد لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَد
  20. 28. http://www.sakkal.com/instrctn/images/sq_kufi_alphabet.jpg SQUARE KUFI CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTION Square Kufi Alphabet  Instructor:  Mamoun Sakkal
  21. 29. http://www.kufic.info/kuficscript.htm
  22. 30. http://www.sakkal.com/squarekufi/instruction/SqKufi02.gif How to design Square Designs in Square Kufi Instructor:  Mamoun Sakkal
  23. 31. richard abas <ul><li>+60 19 33 54 731 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>kufikufi.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>@razlan </li></ul><ul><li>www.kufikufi.com </li></ul><ul><li>FOKS Facebook </li></ul>

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