The Golden Age of Persian Art, 1501-1722

The Golden Age of Persian Art, 1501-1722

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the development of painting, architecture, and other arts in the Persian empire during the Safavid period, describing how events in each shah's reign affected the arts

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Canby (curator of Oriental antiquities, British Museum, London) provides an important addition to the under-represented field of Islamic art. Tabriz, Qazvin, and Isfahan, all in present day Iran, were the capitals of the Safavid dynasty, whose political history is documented in this history of the artistic and architectural programs undertaken in these cities by each succeeding ruler. Besides the architectural programs, Canby offers a knowledgeable tour through the stylistic developments in the arts, including: textiles, tiles, pottery, and especially manuscripts, all reproduced in color and b&w reproductions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2000
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780810941441
Branch Call Number: 709.55 CANBY
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 26 cm
Notes: Includes index


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