Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501-76 [Hardcover]

By James Allan, Sheila Canby & Jon Thompson (Contributor)
Our Price $ 45.50  
Retail Value $ 65.00  
You Save $ 19.50  (30%)  
Item Number 199053  
Buy New $45.50
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501-76 by James Allan, Sheila Canby & Jon Thompson...

This lavish catalogue documents the most opulent period of later Persian history through over one hundred twenty five superlative works of art from public and private collections in Europe, North America and Asia, including Iran. The volume, which examines pieces chosen for their exceptional quality and historical importance, includes works in all media-carpets, paintings, metalwork, ceramics, lacquer and hardstones. Hunt for Paradise is the first exhibition catalogue to bring together these treasures from many countries in order to present a unique and comprehensive picture of the art of the Safavid court. This serious and original contribution to the study of Persian art and culture is of the highest quality and includes critical text by leading specialists in the field.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Skira
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 9.5" Height: 2"
Weight:   5.48 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 3, 2004
Publisher   Skira
ISBN  8884915902  
ISBN13  9788884915900  

Availability  0 units.

More About James Allan, Sheila Canby & Jon Thompson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sheila Canby is the Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She lives in New York City.

Sheila Canby has an academic affiliation as follows - Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > Asian
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > Middle Eastern
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
6Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > Iran

Reviews - What do customers think about Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501-76?

The arts on Safavid Iran , mainly during the two first Shahs , have reached a level that , in my opinion , cannot be compared with some other period of Islamic Art . For instance , talking about carpets , we can understand the preference of big collectors . But it is not a book about carpets , but a survey about almost arts , ceramics , small paintings , metalworks, even arquitecture. Very well presented and written , it should be read because the art , in that time , is so relevant as the Renaissance in Western countries .
Historically Inspirational  Jun 13, 2007
A good collection of illuminations that go beyond the usual. A must-have for historical re enactors interested in this period, or those inspired by hidtorical world art.

Write your own review about Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501-76

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501-76

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy