Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sandow Birk's "American Qur'an" is available for purchase this fall

Sandow Birk's American Qur'an is available for pre-order now!
Sandow Birk's "American Qur'an" is now available for pre-order sales through W. W. Norton. Thirteen years in the making, Birk's "American Qur'an" consists of more than 300 pages of ink and gouache on paper, and comprises all 114 Suras of the Qur’an. Birk hand-transcribed the entire Qur'an using an 1861 Arabic to English translation by J. M. Rodwell as his reference. Following in the tradition of Qur'anic manuscripts throughout the centuries, Birk worked to create unique artworks, each envisioned as if it were a two-page spread in a codex. Available for purchase in Fall 2015. [Pre-order sales]
This tome looks more like an art project than a holy book—one that took the California-based artist more than nine years to create.