IPGS Research Week--Beyond Ink & Pixels:Metamorphosis of the Nasta'liq Script
From OState TV
Pouya Jahanshahi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History. Nastalique is a traditional calligraphic script that has long been identified as the most aesthetic of Perso-Arabic based scripts. However, beyond a simple script it has been one reflecting the national identity of Iranians and Persian culture for centuries. How can an ancient script rise to such significance? In an age of digital media and commerce how does a script originated in a calligraphic culture maintain its prominence? This is a presentation of the Iranian & Persian Gulf Studies Program in the Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnerships...