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Author Curatola, Giovanni.

Title The art and architecture of Persia / Giovanni Curatola, Gianroberto Scarcia ; translated by Marguerite Shore.

Publication Info. New York : Abbeville Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  OVERSIZE 709.55 C975A    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 263 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 34 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-258) and index.
Contents 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 -- 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 Translated from the Italian.
Subject Art, Iranian.
Architecture -- Iran.
Added Author Scarcia, Gianroberto.
Shore, Marguerite.
Added Title Iran. English
ISBN 9780789209207 alkaline paper
0789209209 alkaline paper
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