Islamic Chinoiserie: The Art of Mongol Iran by Yuka KadoiIslamic Chinoiserie: The Art of Mongol Iran by Yuka Kadoi

Islamic Chinoiserie: The Art of Mongol Iran

byYuka Kadoi

Hardcover | July 1, 2009

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The Mongol invasion in the thirteenth century marked a new phase in the development of Islamic art. Trans-Eurasian exchanges of goods, people and ideas were encouraged on a large scale under the auspices of the Pax Mongolica. With the fascination of portable objects brought from China andCentral Asia, a distinctive, hitherto unknown style - Islamic chinoiserie - was born in the art of Iran. This illustrated book offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic interaction between Iran and China under the Mongols.By using rich visual materials from various media of decorative and pictorial arts - textiles, ceramics, metalwork and manuscript painting - the book illustrates the process of adoption and adaptation of Chinese themes in the art of Mongol-ruled Iran in a visually compelling way. The observation ofthis unique artistic phenomenon serves to promote the understanding of the artistic diversity of Islamic art in the Middle Ages.
Yuka Kadoi is Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Title:Islamic Chinoiserie: The Art of Mongol IranFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.61 × 6.81 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748635823

ISBN - 13:9780748635825