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Persian art & architecture

Author: Henri Stierlin; Anne Stierlin; Adrien Buchet
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Stierlin; Anne Stierlin; Adrien Buchet
ISBN: 9780500516423 0500516421
OCLC Number: 814179259
Language Note: Translated from French.
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
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.
Other Titles: Persian art and architecture
Responsibility: Henri Stierlin ; photographs by Henri and Anne Stierlin and Adrien Buchet.

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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  Read more...

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Lavishly illustrated with numerous full color, in-text images, and easy-to-read text.

 
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