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Pope, Arthur Upham

Published by The Dryden Press, New York (1945)

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Item Description: The Dryden Press, New York, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 36,458 shelf. NOT ex-library. Oversized. Gold-stamped black cloth spine w/ pictorial bds, very minor edgewear. No names, clean text. No dust jacket. Packed w/ color & b/w repros: rugs, pottery, manuscripts, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 060698

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Masterpieces of Persian Art: Pope. Arthur Upham;

Pope. Arthur Upham; Ackerman, Phyllis and Schroeder, Eric - Contributors

Published by The Dryden Press, Publishers, New York (1945)

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Item Description: The Dryden Press, Publishers, New York, 1945. Hard Back. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 204 Pages. Gold-stamped spine lettering on black cloth quarter-spine and pictorial boards. Previous owner's two-line name on front endpaper. No other defects noted to this otherwise tight bright, well-cared for book with flawless interior text and illustration pages. Included are 9 color and 155 black & white plates of ceramics, textiles, bronzes, silver, and metal. This book commemorates and records the Exhibition of Persian Art held in New York, April to July, 1940 - one of a memorable series, on a comprehensive and lavish scale which has not been accorded the art of any other region.(Philadelphia, 1926; London, 1931; Leningrad, 1935). These exhibitions, as surprising as they were revealing, were to most observers convincing proof that Iranian art constitutes one of the world's great styles, as it is certainly the oldest and one of the most varied, productive, and influential. Almost all the objects illustrated in this book volume were in the exhibition. A work of art must stand on its own merits; its actual character is the most important thing about it. But that character is not revealed unless we know its setting and life history, unless we understand the artist's intent, we are likely to misjudge or overlook essential qualities. Besides, works of art are cultural-historical facts of prime importance and should so be treated. They record man's long struggle to comprehend and express ideal values and as such are the key to some of the most vital and constructive moments in history. The New York Exhibition coincided with the blitzkrieg and the fall of France, one of the darkest moments in history. Many who visited it in those anxious hours took courage from its demonstration of the tenacity of the human spirit. For a Western audience the familiar name of Persia is preferable to the correct but unfamiliar name Iran. Much is lost if the name of this great land and gifted people are deprived of the prestige and rich associations by the West around Persia for many centuries. Contents in Six Parts: Part I - Prehistoric Pottery. Part II - Luristan and Azerbijan Bronzes. Part III - Sasanian Silver, Bronzes and Pottery. Part IV - Metal and Stucco Ornament, Mediaeval Ceramics, Painted Ivories, Carved Stone and Woodwork. Part V - Arts of Book and Book-Covers, Illuminations, and Painted Doors. Part VI - Carpets, and Sfavid Textiles. Plus Introduction - The Significance of Persian Art, and A Brief Outline of Persian History. Size: 8 3/4" X 11 1/4". Bookseller Inventory # 17961

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