|Article by Dr. Mamoun Sakkal
Published in Hroof Arabiyya magazine, vol. 4, issue 13, Oct. 2004
The development of Square Kufic calligraphy in the 12th century was an exceptional step towards simplification in Kufic styles that evolved towards more complexity in the preceding centuries. This style, originally an architectural epigraphic style, is distinguished by its straight lines, right angles, and equal spacing between lines and spaces to conform to a regular grid.
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