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  Thuluth Style
Thuluth script was first formulated in the 7th century during the Umayyad caliphate, but it did not develop fully until the late 9th century.
Thuluth script is characterized by curved letters written with barbed heads.
Thuluth is known for its elaborate graphics and remarkable plasticity.
www.islamicart.com /main/calligraphy/styles/thuluth.html   (359 words)

  
  IslamOnline - Contemporary Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The naming of the Thuluth script goes back to the standard Tumar pen, which is the biggest pen and has a width of 24 horsehairs.
The Thuluth pen was a third of this standard pen and made of eight hairs.
Thuluth script is also known for the tendency to make artistic forms (tashkil) with it.
www.islamonline.net /english/Contemporary/2005/02/Article02e.shtml   (262 words)

  
  Thuluth - Karr.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Thuluth (Arabic: ثلث "one-third") is a script variety of Arabic calligraphy, which made its first appearance in the fourth century of the Hegira (11th century AD).
Some of the oldest copies of the Qur'an were written in Thuluth, later copies were written in a combination of Thuluth and either Naskhi or Muhakkak, while still later copies (after the 15th century) were written in Naskhi.
But every thing else in Thuluth is dynamic, it can be written in any shapes, structures, or orientation (Forward, backward,...etc) it all depends on the emotions, creativity, and the message that the artist wants to deliver.
www.thearts.us /encyclopedia/Thuluth   (432 words)

  
  YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Thuluth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Thuluth (Arabic: ثلث "one-third") is a script variety of Arabic calligraphy, which made its first appearance in the fourth century of the Hegira (11th century AD).
Thuluth was used to write heading of surahs, Qur'anic chapters.
Some of the oldest copies of the Qur'an were written in Thuluth, later copies were written in a combination of Thuluth and either Naskhi or Muhakkak, while still later copies (after the 15th century) were written in Naskhi.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Thuluth   (159 words)

  
 The Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam through Calligraphy
Thuluth translates as "one third," and is characterised by the principle that a third of each letter should slope.
Thuluth is a dynamic and monumental script with well-formed letters that emphasize vertical and horizontal movements.
Thuluth assumed some of the functions of the early kufic script: it was used to write sura headings, religious inscriptions, and princely titles and epigraphs.
www.moa.ubc.ca /spiritofislam/unity/thuluth.html   (196 words)

  
 Sultan Baybars' Qur'an
Text page written in gold thuluth script outlined in fl ink with heading for chapter 75 in red ink over the gold. The pear-shaped medallions in the margin are inscribed with the word khams ('five') in kufic script to indicate the end of every five verses.
Thuluth is characterised by curved letters with barbed heads, often linking and intersecting in complex flowing forms.
It was the dominant form of writing for Islam’s first religious texts, and is named from the Iraqi city of Kufa, a major centre for Islamic theology and literature during the 8th century AD (2nd century AH).
www.facsimile-editions.com /baybarsquran   (927 words)

  
 Ackland Art Museum - Five Faiths Project
These were characterized by the intricacy of their calligraphic style and the subtle manipulation of the thuluth script to create special aesthetic effects.
Thuluth is a monumental script with well-formed letters that emphasize vertical and horizontal movements.
The thuluth calligraphy on this lamp is distinctly different from the Mamluk style which was more elaborate and less vertical.
www.ackland.org /fivefaiths/06_04_04.htm   (173 words)

  
 SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CALLIGRAPHERS
Panels written by Abdülmecid in Thuluth and Jeli in the style of Celaleddin are to be found in several Istanbul mosques and museums, particularly in the mosques of Dolmabahce and Ortakoy.
Calligraphic inscription by Arif Effendi in superimposed Thuluth 1356H?(1937?),"He is Allah.
In 1914 he was appointed teacher of Thuluth and Naskhi in the Medrese-tul Hattatin, in 1918 teacher of writing in Galatasaray Lycee and in 1936 teacher of calligraphy in the Academy of Fine Arts.
www.ottomansouvenir.com /Calligraphy/Calligraphy_2.htm   (2174 words)

  
 Thuluth at AllExperts
Thuluth (Arabic: ثلث "one-third") is a script variety of Arabic calligraphy, which made its first appearance in the fourth century of the Hegira (11th century AD).
Thuluth was used to write heading of surahs, Qur'anic chapters.
Some of the oldest copies of the Qur'an were written in Thuluth, later copies were written in a combination of Thuluth and either Naskhi or Muhakkak, while still later copies (after the 15th century) were written in Naskhi.
en.allexperts.com /e/t/th/thuluth.htm   (228 words)

  
 Ali Akbar Maktabi´s Private Museum
Thuluth script was first formulated in the 7th century during the Umayyad caliphate, but it did not develop fully until the late 9th century.
Thuluth script is characterized by curved letters written with barbed heads.
Thuluth is known for its elaborate graphics and remarkable plasticity.
www.aliakbar-maktabi-museum.com /work/islamicartcaligraphy/thuluth.php   (381 words)

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