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Author Stierlin, Henri.

Title Persian art & architecture / Henri Stierlin ; photographs by Henri and Anne Stierlin and Adrien Buchet ; translated from the French ... by David H. Wilson].

Published London : Thames & Hudson, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  709.55 STIE    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Art persan. English
Physical description 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm
Notes Translation of: L'art persan.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 275) and index.
Contents Introduction: the power of Persian art -- The rise of Islam -- The Seljuqs -- The Mongol Invasion -- The Islamic golden age -- Timur and Samarqand -- Miniatures -- Bukhara and the Shaybanids -- Isfahan and the Safavids -- Reflections of paradise -- The 18th and 19th centuries -- Khiva: a Khanate in Central Asia -- From vision to reality.
Summary Persian art and architecture have a rich heritage that stretches far beyond the borders of modern-day Iran, from the Abbasid monuments of Baghdad to the splendid Timurid buildings of Samarqand and Bukhara. When the ancient land of Persia was conquered by the Arabs, its people embraced Islam but strove also to retain their own language and culture. The merging of influences resulted in a distinctive artistic style that spread through the Middle East. This book follows a historical path across the Iranian world and examines the artistic legacies of great rulers and their dynasties, from the rebirth of Persian art under the Seljuqs to the magnificent structures built by Timur-i Lang in Samarqand and the cultural flowering that occurred under the Safavid dynasty and beyond. Palaces, mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums display a mesmerizing decorative complexity, with form and ornament combining to create an indivisible whole.
Other author Stierlin, Anne.
Buchet, Adrien.
Subject Architecture -- Iran.
Islamic architecture -- Iran.
Symbolism in architecture.
Art, Iranian.
Variant Title Persian art and architecture.
ISBN 9780500516423