Mightier than the Sword

12Mightier then the SwordTitle : Mightier than the Sword
Author : Dr Venetia Porter & Dr Heba Barakat
Price : RM150.00
Size : 10″ x 13″
Year : 2004
ISBN No : 983-40845-4-4
Illustration : 210 colour
Pages : 231
‘Mightier than the Sword’ is a collaborative effort between the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and the British Museum. As a complement to the ‘Mightier than the Sword’ exhibition, a catalogue reveals the beauty and diversity of the Arabic script. The publication showcases masterpieces of hand calligraphy, lustrous tiles, inlaid metal objects, woven fabrics and engraved precious stones from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and the British Museum’s own collections. The text examines the rise, spread and uses of the Arabic script across the Islamic world and highlights its development, flexibility and diversity.