The Splendour of Iran provides an unprecedented insight into the traditions and contemporary life of one of the world's most enduring civilisations. As the first comprehensive study on Persian culture since the 1930s, it is the result of a unique five year collaboration, combining Iranian scholarship, insight and photographic access with ...Read MoreThe Splendour of Iran provides an unprecedented insight into the traditions and contemporary life of one of the world's most enduring civilisations. As the first comprehensive study on Persian culture since the 1930s, it is the result of a unique five year collaboration, combining Iranian scholarship, insight and photographic access with international design and publishing, under General Editor Dr Nasrollah Pourjavady. Vibrant, specially commissioned colour photographs -- from the Pazyryk Carpet and Cup of Solomon to the magnificent Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque -- reveal all aspects of the country's cultural past and present. This major three-volume publication shows how ancient traditions still affect the life and customs of present-day Iran in almost every sphere of human activity: in sculpture, painting, tilework, jewellery, carpet-making, gardening, architecture and engineering, science and medicine, philosophy and folklore, and in the enduring importance of poetry. An invaluable source of reference for the specialist and a highly-prized addition to the general reader's bookshelf, The Splendour of Iran offers an unrivalled sense of the country, its art and its people.Read Less
Fine. Fine Dust Jacket. Fine Art. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Mint condition. 1550pp. Index. Glosary. Reading list. Maps. Over 1000 photos most in full color. Over 20#. In sturdy slipcase with ribbon. Clean & unmarked. NOT ex-library. Promoting global literacy for over 30 years.
New in New jacket. Folio. U.K. : Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2001. First edition. 3-volume set in slipcase. Folio. Cloth bindings, 1150 pp. Lavishly illustrated. Represents the combined expertise of many of the most respected art historians and cultural commentators from Iran itself, whose knowledge of the country and its traditions brings an entirely new dimension to the study of its architectural and artistic treasures. New in new dust jackets and slipcase, still in publisher's shrinkwrap.
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