PERSIA: BRIDGE OF TURQUOISE. Designed & Photographed By Roloff Beny. Essay And Anthology By ... PERSIA: BRIDGE OF TURQUOISE. Designed & Photographed By Roloff Beny. Essay And Anthology By ... PERSIA: BRIDGE OF TURQUOISE. Designed & Photographed By Roloff Beny. Essay And Anthology By ...

PERSIA: BRIDGE OF TURQUOISE. Designed & Photographed By Roloff Beny. Essay And Anthology By Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Historical Notes On The Plates By Mitchell Crites.

Beny, Roloff & Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

Published by Boston. 1975. New York Graphic Society., 1975
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very large tan, turquoise & gilt decorative (calligraphy on cover) cloth hardbound folio ~ 2. very large & heavy ("coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. couple of 1cm tears to spine at top & bottom, one tiny corner tear, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first u.s. edition. first printing (FPu 1975 & nap). ~ Please Note: book is larger than scanner so the photos are a bit cropped. color decorative endpapers. illustrated frontis. 2 color decorative title pg. 367p. + colophon. dedicatory message from Her Imperial Majesty Farah Pahlavi The Shahbanou Of Iran. 228 glossy color plates, 39 duotone illustrations. 12 line engravings. historical notes on the plates. chronology of persian history. sources of the anthology. author index to the anthology (selections from approximately 73 authors). bibliography. acknowledgments. index to the plates. history of persia. archaeology. persian literature. islam. art history. philosophy. theology. architecture. qom mashhad. ~ "I came to this high plateau still haunted by visual impacts. I was not prepared for the austerely spiritual yet sensual feast that is Persia . For me Persia is a symbolic bridge of great beauty~a Bridge of Turquoise." Roloff Beny first reached the borders of Persia fourteen years ago while in search of noble and sacred cities for his book Pleasure of Ruins. In this volume he opens the gate to share his haunting experiences with this land and its people. Orchestrated into four books~LIGHT, LIFE, THE SACRED PLACE and DOMAIN OF KINGS, Persia~Bridge of Turquoise presents lyrical photographs that transcend time and place, integrating the flow of Persian culture. With grace and sensitivity, the renowned artist and photographer leads us into a Persian garden veiled by rose lace curtains, beneath an azure dome inscribed with the message of Allah, up the volcanic cone of Mount Damavand eternally encrusted with snow, and to the desert sparkling with frost at dawn. We leaf through the drama of the seasons~the crystal winter, the tender spring, the long summer, the burnished autumn~and encounter the living treasures of Persia: the people, winding their way through mudbrick village lanes, gathering in crowded bazaars, picnicking along mountain streams, and congregating for prayer in tiled mosques. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a leading Persian scholar, distills the essence of his country's culture in an essay and anthology which trace the literary and spiritual development of Persian history. Prose and poetry, selected from Persian literature and transcreated into English by gifted scholars and poets, harmonize with magnificent images of the land, the people and its artistic and cultural treasures. Art historical notes by Mitchell Crites provide a solid background for the plates, as well as vivid personal reminiscences. Illustrated with 228 color plates, 39 duotones and 12 line engravings. the volume is further enriched with decorative calligraphy crafted by traditional masters. Bookseller Inventory # 5131405

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Title: PERSIA: BRIDGE OF TURQUOISE. Designed & ...

Publisher: Boston. 1975. New York Graphic Society.

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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