Persian Painting: The Arts of the Book and Portraiture by Adel T AdamovaPersian Painting: The Arts of the Book and Portraiture by Adel T Adamova

Persian Painting: The Arts of the Book and Portraiture

byAdel T Adamova

Paperback | September 15, 2015

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Persian miniature painting is among the most well-established and celebrated traditions of Islamic art. Written by two eminent scholars specializing in Persian painting and epigraphy, respectively, Persian Painting catalogs more than forty masterpieces of Persian miniature painting, manuscript illustration, and bookbinding in The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. 

Coauthors Adel T. Adamova and Manijeh Bayani place the works in an artistic and historical context and demonstrate their significance in the development of Persian painting. From a historical perspective, they document the movement of manuscripts through their owners’ seal impressions and librarians’ notes, and identify various works by scribes and illustrators involved in the production of these manuscripts and miniatures. 

Richly illustrated and including rare examples from the pre-Mongol invasion period never before reproduced in print, the book also includes illustrated folios detached from important fourteenth- and fifteenth-century manuscripts and paintings from dispersed Safavid and post-Safavid albums, as well as seventeenth-century bookbindings and oil paintings from the Zand and Qajar periods.

About The Author

Manijeh Bayani is a specialist in Persian epigraphy and has contributed to numerous publications and articles on Persian manuscripts and inscriptions.

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Title:Persian Painting: The Arts of the Book and PortraitureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 10.94 × 8.65 × 1.75 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500970688

ISBN - 13:9780500970683

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Contains hitherto unknown and unavailable Persian art works. This book will go a long way to help laymen and experts alike to understand the Islamic and Persian arts in a historical context. It should be required reading for those interested in Islamic and Persian art. — The Washington Book ReviewAdel Adamova and Manijeh Bayani, eminent scholars specializing in Persian painting and epigraphy, respectively, catalogue the al-Sabah Collection of Persian miniature painting and bookbinding from complementary perspectives. — Islamic Horizons