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The wonders of creation and the singularities of painting : a study of the Ilkhanid London Qazvīnī

Author: Stefano Carboni
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The subject of this book is the so-called London Qazvīnī, an early 14th-century illustrated Arabic copy of al-Qazvīnī's The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existing Things, which was acquired by the British Library in 1983 (Or. 14140). As is commonly the case for copies of this text, the London Qazvīnī is lavishly illustrated, with 368 extant paintings out of the estimated original ca. 520. Its large  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Illustrated works
Illustrations
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad Qazwīnī
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefano Carboni
ISBN: 9780748683246 0748683240
OCLC Number: 919015993
Notes: Outgrowth of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of London, 1992) under the title: Wonders of creation and the singularities of Ilkhanid painting.
Description: xix, 428 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
Other Titles: Study of the Ilkhanid London Qazvīnī
Responsibility: Stefano Carboni.
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Analyses the manuscript's miniatures, discusses the 368 paintings that illustrate the codex, and includes a partial critical translation of the related Arabic text.  Read more...

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