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Persian Poetry, Painting and Patronage: Illustrations in a Sixteenth-Century Masterpiece

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Commissioned by Prince Sultan Ibrahim Mirza in 1556, five Iranian court calligraphers devoted nine years to transcribing the poetic text of the great Persian classic, the Haft awrang (Seven thrones), by the mystical poet Abdul-Rahman Jami. Then a team of gifted artists undertook the illumination and illustration of the manuscript. The masterpiece they created - housed toda ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published April 20th 1998 by Yale University Press
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Gavin White
Dec 12, 2013 Gavin White rated it it was amazing
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Some of the most beautiful illustrations I have ever seen. Unlike many of the books I have seen on Persian art, this one does have very good reproductions. The author has added a quick introduction about how these illustrated manuscripts were patronised and produced. The main part of the book is 28 full colour plates each with a brief commentary that points out various features and some of the artistic conventions used in Persian art.
It went out of print many years ago and can only be obtained
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