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Persian Art and Architecture

Persian Art and Architecture

Persian Art and Architecture


Stierlin, Henri. Persian Art and Architecture

Cl. Thames & Hudson. 2012

Book ID: 92205

This book follows a historical path across the Iranian world and examines the artistic legacies of great rulers and their dynasties, from the rebirth of Persian art under the Seljuqs to the magnificent structures built by Timur-i Lang in Samarqand to the cultural flowering that occurred under the Safavid dynasty and beyond. Palaces, mosques, madrasas and mausoleums display a mesmerizing decorative complexity, with form and ornament combining to create an indivisible whole. Spectacular polychrome tiles, intricate brickwork, curling arabesque motifs and calligraphic inscriptions attain a transcendent beauty, designed to reflect both the temporal power of the rulers who commissioned these works and the heavenly glory of creation.

280 pp.