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Iranian art of the Qajar period (1779-1925) has long been neglected and is little understood. This beautifully illustrated book for the first time comprehensively examines the flowering of Persian painting and the visual arts of this period. It focuses on the growth of a remarkable tradition of life-size figural painting, virtually unseen in the Islamic world. Exquisite historic manuscripts, lacquer works, calligraphies and enamels further illuminate the subject. The Qajar Epoch carries essays by leading scholars exploring the historical and social context of the period. Detailed entries describing and interpreting a wide variety of painting and artifacts, many hitherto unseen masterpieces from museums such as the Hermitage and private collections are virtually all illustrated in color and accompanied by translations of inscriptions, technical appendices and extensive bibliographies. A unique reference work, The Qajar Epoch will appeal to both specialist of pre-modern Iran and all those interested in non-Western artistic and cultural traditions.
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Laula S. Dibais curator of Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and adjunct professor at the Bard Graduate School for Decorative Arts. Maryam Ekhtiaris a research associate with the Qajar Project at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Both live in New York.
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Book Description I. B. Tauris, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1860642551