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Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia

A companion to the 2017 exhibition, this volume features a stunning selection of works representing a diverse array of cultures, eras, and media, including Sumerian cuneiform inscriptions, Qur’anic manu­scripts, Chinese calligraphy, graffiti art from Afghanistan, and contemporary artworks using Japanese calligraphy and Tibetan or Thai scripts. Through different materials – from paper to silk, woodblock to projected screen – these works in turn evoke the ephemeral and the eternal.