Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 128

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566565738

Series: Eastern Art Series

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: color and b&w illus.

Release date: 2004


Persian Painting


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About this book

Jewel-like colors, rich patterns, precise execution and virtuoso draftmanship characterize the best of Persian miniature painting: the perfect realization of an ideal world.

This fully illustrated book provides a concise account of Persian painting from about 1300 to 1900. Beginning with the materials and tools which enabled the artists to achieve their remarkable effects, Sheila Canby goes on to survey the stylistic development of Persian painting and the influences upon it of over six centuries of Iran's turbulent history.


About the author

Sheila R. Canby is an Assistant Keeper specializing in Islamic Iran in the Department of Asia in the British Museum. Her publications include Persian Painting, Princes, Pots and Paladins and The Golden Age of Persian Art 1501-1722.

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