Art of the Persian Courts: Selections from the Art and History Trust Collection

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Random House Incorporated, 1992 - Art - 423 pages
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And History Trust collection emphasizes the historical circumstances of artistic production at those courts, from Anatolia to India, where Persian art and culture prevailed. The allure of Persian literature and imagery for foreign invaders, both inside and outside the Iranian cultural sphere, is repeatedly demonstrated. During the centuries following the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century, Persian ideals and sensibilities dominated elite taste among the great.

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This sumptuous volume, containing 474 color illustrations, introduces readers to a portion of the Soudavar family's Art and History Trust Collection, now located in Houston. The book is actually a ... Read full review


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Abolala Soudavar is a scholar and collector whose articles have appeared in a number of academic journals. His publications include "Art of the Persian Courts" and "The Aura of Kings: Legitimacy and Divine Sanction in Iranian Kingship."""


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