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Art of the Persian Courts

Soudavar, Abolala

Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1992
ISBN 10: 0847816605 / ISBN 13: 9780847816606
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Title: Art of the Persian Courts

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Burgundy colored cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. 474 color illustrations. 423p. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 19612

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Synopsis: Covers Persian manuscript illumination and calligraphy.

From Publishers Weekly: From wildly imaginative fantasy to rapt religious contemplation to ineffable nature poetry, Persian art has sounded the chords of human emotion in works of consummate subtlety and refinement. This splendidly illustrated volume, which accompanies a traveling exhibition opening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, focuses on painting, manuscript illumination, calligraphy and drawing. There are remarkable images of a seated angel, dervishes, lovers, mystics, a coy woman with a veil, a man attacked by a dragon. Among the more than 400 Persian and Mughal Indian treasures are illustrations for the Shahname , a medieval compilation of epics and tales depicting Iran's legendary heroes. Soudavar, an expert on Persian manuscripts, and Beach, a gallery director in Washington, D.C., follow the tumultuous course of Persian art from successive Greek, Muslim Arab and Mongol invasions to the striking, somber oil portraiture of the 19th century.

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