The Resource Art of the Persian courts : selections from the Art and History Trust Collection, Abolala Soudavar ; with a contribution by Milo Cleveland Beach

Art of the Persian courts : selections from the Art and History Trust Collection, Abolala Soudavar ; with a contribution by Milo Cleveland Beach

Label
Art of the Persian courts : selections from the Art and History Trust Collection
Title
Art of the Persian courts
Title remainder
selections from the Art and History Trust Collection
Statement of responsibility
Abolala Soudavar ; with a contribution by Milo Cleveland Beach
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Perhaps no cultural aspect of the medieval Iranian world has been less understood than one of its most seductive expressions - the art of the book. Born of Islam's reverence for the written word and refined by royal patronage, manuscript production flourished in royal library-ateliers. The imaginative powers of Persian artists and craftsmen working in the context of the book fashioned a distinctive view of the world and man's place in it. This extensive survey of the Art
  • And History Trust collection emphasizes the historical circumstances of artistic production at those courts, from Anatolia to India, where Persian art and culture prevailed. The allure of Persian literature and imagery for foreign invaders, both inside and outside the Iranian cultural sphere, is repeatedly demonstrated. During the centuries following the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century, Persian ideals and sensibilities dominated elite taste among the great
  • Dynasties of the eastern Islamic world: the Il-Khanids, Teymurids, Safavids, and Mughals. Under their lavish patronage the illustrated manuscript, calligraphy, painting, and drawing were elevated to complex new heights, as both objects of beauty and vehicles for dynastic aspirations. The Art and History Trust collection is particularly notable for its superb holdings of Persian and Mughal painting. It not only features acknowledged masterpieces but also brings into
  • Public view an array of previously unknown works. Utilizing an impressive range of historical sources, many of them unfamiliar to Western scholars, the authors have shed new light on the formation and development of these rich traditions
Cataloging source
DLC
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Soudavar, Abolala
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND3241
LC item number
.S68 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Art and History Trust Collection (Houston, Tex.)
  • Beach, Milo Cleveland
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and History Trust Collection (Houston, Tex.)
  • Art and History Trust Collection (Houston, Tex.)
  • Art and History Trust Collection (Houston, Tex.)
  • Art and History Trust Collection
  • Houston (Tex.)
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian
  • Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Iluminación de libros y manuscritos islámicos
  • Iluminación de libros y manuscritos
  • Iluminación de libros y manuscritos
  • Enluminure iranienne
  • Enluminure islamique
  • Enluminure
  • Enluminure
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Geïllustreerde handschriften
  • Perzische handschriften
  • Sammlung
  • Malerei
  • Miniatur
  • Buchmalerei
  • Katalog
  • Iran
  • Texas
  • Iran
  • Iran
Label
Art of the Persian courts : selections from the Art and History Trust Collection, Abolala Soudavar ; with a contribution by Milo Cleveland Beach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Mongols -- Ch. 2. Teymur -- Ch. 3. The Court of Soltan Hosayn Mirza Bayqara -- Ch. 4. The Turkaman Dynasties -- Ch. 5. The Safavid Synthesis -- Ch. 6. Sixteenth-Century Painting -- Ch. 7. Reza-e Abbasi and Esfahan Painting -- Ch. 8. Persian Culture and Mughal India / Milo Cleveland Beach -- Ch. 9. European and Indian Influences -- Ch. 10. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Iran -- Appendix: Calligraphers Copying Masters -- Appendix: Persian as an Administrative Language -- Appendix: The Divine Glory
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
423 p.
Isbn
9780847816606
Lccn
92028278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26396207
  • (OCoLC)ocm26396207
Label
Art of the Persian courts : selections from the Art and History Trust Collection, Abolala Soudavar ; with a contribution by Milo Cleveland Beach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Mongols -- Ch. 2. Teymur -- Ch. 3. The Court of Soltan Hosayn Mirza Bayqara -- Ch. 4. The Turkaman Dynasties -- Ch. 5. The Safavid Synthesis -- Ch. 6. Sixteenth-Century Painting -- Ch. 7. Reza-e Abbasi and Esfahan Painting -- Ch. 8. Persian Culture and Mughal India / Milo Cleveland Beach -- Ch. 9. European and Indian Influences -- Ch. 10. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Iran -- Appendix: Calligraphers Copying Masters -- Appendix: Persian as an Administrative Language -- Appendix: The Divine Glory
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
423 p.
Isbn
9780847816606
Lccn
92028278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26396207
  • (OCoLC)ocm26396207

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