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Author Curatola, Giovanni.

Title The art and architecture of Persia / Giovanni Curatola, Gianroberto Scarcia.

Published New York : Abbeville ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  709.55 CURA    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Iran. English
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 263 pages : colour illustrations, 1 map ; 33 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Persia from the Achaemenids to the Sasanians : 550 BC-AD 650 / Gianroberto Scarcia -- Darius : the classicism of the Achaemenids -- Arsaces : the Parthians and time denied -- The Khosrow kings : continuity as reinvention -- II. Islamic Persia : seventh-nineteenth century / Giovanni Curatola -- Mud, brick, and turquoise : the architecture of Persia -- Timeless figures : Persian miniatures -- Flowers of wool : Persian carpets -- Persia between the Baroque and the Neoclassical eras.
Summary "From the ancient Persian civilization in 500 BC, through the Islamic period, and on to the modern era, this volume explores the common characteristics and themes running through Persian art. Illustrating the text are some 250 color photographs of architectural landscapes, monuments, sculptures, carpets, miniature paintings, and ornaments, which transport the reader on a tour of the region and the art produced there over the ages. In addition, the back matter includes detailed notes to the text and an expanded bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.
Language notes Translated from the Italian.
Other author Scarcia, Gianroberto.
Subject Art, Iranian.
Architecture -- Iran.
Standard Number 2513112
ISBN 9780789209207 (hbk.) £53.00
0789209209 (hbk.) £53.00