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Arabic Calligraphic Script and the Book Arts- Fri.March 9th at CBA in NYC

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  • Jake Benson
    This is very late notice, but perhaps those of you in the NYC area can attend. Mohamed makes his ebru in a very historic manner, mainly used for his
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      This is very late notice, but perhaps those of you in the NYC area can
      attend. Mohamed makes his ebru in a very historic manner, mainly used
      for his calligraphy compositions.

      Jake Benson

      Event announcement:

      Arabic Calligraphic Script and the Book Arts

      With Mohamed Zakariya

      Friday, March 9, 6: 30 pm



      Zakariya began working with calligraphy in 1961. He took his first
      lessons
      from the Egyptian artist Abdes-Selam Ali-Nour in 1964 while in Morocco.
      Mr. Ali-Nour encouraged him to study the literature of the art and to
      become a professional calligrapher. In 1984, with the encouragement of
      Dr.
      Esin Atil, curator of Islamic Art at the Smithsonian Institution in
      Washington, D.C., Zakariya took the first of many trips to Istanbul.
      With
      the direction of Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, director of IRCICA, he began
      his lifelong study with Hasan Celebi and the late Dr. Ali Alparslan. He
      has received ijazas from both of them. Zakariya makes most of his own
      materials and tools, such as knives, burnishers, ink, and colors. He
      prepares his own ahar papers by dying, coating, and burnishing them and
      makes his own ebru paper. Zakariya also does his own illumination
      (tezhib)
      in his own style, making each work entirely his own with no
      collaboration
      or partnership—except in the calligraphy itself, which he hopes
      reflects
      the methods of his teachers.



      There is a $5 suggested donation at the door for CBA members/ $10 for
      non-members.

      Sarah Nicholls

      Program Manager



      The Center for Book Arts

      28 W. 27th St. 3rd fl.

      New York, NY 10001

      (212) 481-0295

      www.centerforbookarts.org
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