The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Page No. 2042 - 2048

Review of Pictorial Features of the Maqamat Hariri Manuscript: Available in the National Library in Paris (No. Arabe 5847)

Authors : Pari Malekzade

Abstract: Visualization of book has ancienthistory in arts. This Art can be an expression of faith, belief and world view in human civilization. Visualization began in the early centuries of Islam(seventhcentury)with scientific works and later was manifested in other non-scientific books as an advice to the student’s books. The National Library of Paris contains valuable treasures of Islamic arts.Among the exquisite version of the library, the version of Maqamat Hariri number Arabe 5847 is a rare example of the art of the 7th century/13th century that is analyzed in terms of meaning and aesthetic in this paper. The version belonging to Baghdad school and contains more than fifty color image due to the importance and quality of images,7samples are selected andexamined. Study of this works illuminates the art of visualization of books on earlyIslam. These books have gained little attention compared to other similar examples has been lessexplored. The objective of this research is to find and examining visual features and decorations used in decorating the 13th century manuscript in Baghdad that the result of it can provide favorable ground for the introduction of their unique manuscripts.Methods of this study are a descriptive- analysis anddata collection methods are as the form of alibrary.

How to cite this article:

Pari Malekzade , 2016. Review of Pictorial Features of the Maqamat Hariri Manuscript: Available in the National Library in Paris (No. Arabe 5847). The Social Sciences, 11: 2042-2048.

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