A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Book Review 08 : Illuminations : The Writing Traditions of Indonesia

 Book Info :

Title : Illuminations : The Writing Traditions of Indonesia
Author : Ann Kumar & John H. McGlynn
Publisher : Weatherhill Inc
Printer : Hong Kong
Pages : 298 pages
ISBN :0-8348-0349-6

Review :

This is by far the most excellent reference book about the history of writing in Indonesia-Malaysia. This book is considered rare as it's out of print. It was published in 1996 and one of the most sought reference book.  This book covers all aspect of Indonesian writing tradition in details and most pages are well illustrated and colored photos. Scholars & experts combined their research & findings into this 297 pages giant book.
This is the first place I will go should I need any info on Malay manuscripts.
Today you can still find some of these books in Amazon.com

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