London: Booth-Clibbord Editions, 2001. Hardcover. VG (Ex-art library, with spine labels, identity marks on book block edges, some marks on outermost pages; old adhesive tabs on binding edges; no slipcase; otherwise bright and clean.). 3 vols. Black stamped cloth, bright blue & color illus. dust jackets, 1487 total pp., many color illus. The complete three-volume set, highly illustrated, devoted to the art of Iran. "The first comprehensive study of Persian culture since 1938, this book is unique in presenting the country's artistic and cultural inheritance through the words and eyes of Iranian scholars and photographers. Its 1,500 specially commissioned photographs reveal all aspects of the country's cultural past and present, including images of previously unpublished artefacts and artworks. ... Offers an unrivalled and vibrant sense of the country, its art and its people." (dj) Volume contents: v. 1. Ancient times (Prehistoric Iran, Elamite heritage, Aryan legacy, Imperial period, applied and decorative arts, courtly pastimes); v. 2. Islamic period (vernacular architecture, city planning, elements of cities, architectural ornament) ; v. 3. Islamic period (applied and decorative arts, cultural continuum). (Inventory #: 157011)
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