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

By James Allan, Sheila Canby & Jon Thompson (Contributor)
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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.

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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  

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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.

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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

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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.

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