Calligraphy is a part of everyday life in Persia, as is poetry. Tiles used to decorate buildings are usually painted with a calligraphic motif surrounded by flowers and leafy vines. The borders of copper and silver trays bear calligraphic designs etched into the metal, and even rings and amulets will have a cal¬ligraphically inscribed word or verse. Calligraphy and poetry are inseparable arts, and examples are found everywhere. This book provides abundant examples of these designs, accompanied by an in¬formative introduction. Other titles in the International Design Library© are listed on the inside back cover.
Mebry Motamen Reid was born in Mashhad. Persia (Iran). She studied the fine art in Teheran, London and Los Angeles, and began living in the United States in 1976. Married to Dr. Thomas R. Reid, she now lives in Ijamsville, Maryland, and is active in the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland as well as the Alliance to the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, serving as president of the Alliance from 1995 to 1996. She is the author of four previously published books.
1st edition, 1995, Pb, 45pp, monochrome throughout, 21.7 x 28 cm