Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Copying Qur'an sparks arts development
Posted by Jim Watts
The heavily financed effort to make a copy of the Qur'an using Malaysian motifs has sparked an Islamic arts revival, according to NSTOnline, which chronicles the large investments of money and effort involved in this undertaking.