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Persian Art : collecting the arts of Iran for the V & A
Persian Art : collecting the arts of Iran for the V & A
Carey, Moya2017
Today the Victoria and Albert Museum holds extensive and renowned collections of Iranian art, spanning at least twelve centuries of Iran's sophisticated cultural history. These objects range from archaeological finds to architectural salvage, from domestic furnishings and drinking vessels to design archives. Most of this diverse material was purchased in the late nineteenth century, over a few decades - roughly between 1873 and 1893 - during a specific period of contact between Victorian Britain and Qajar Iran. This book investigates that period through four case studies, showing how architects, diplomats, dealers, collectors and craftsmen engaged with Iran's complex visual traditions, ancient and modern --
London : V & A Publishing, 2017.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-266) and index.
Collecting the Arts of Iran -- 1.Master Builders -- Owen Jones, Caspar Purdon Clarke and the Mirza Akbar Drawings -- 2.Diplomats and Dealers -- The Approach to Persian Art In 1876 -- 3.Modern Manufactures and Grand Designs -- The Values of Visual Historicism -- 4.From Principally Modern to Singular Perfection -- The Consumer Cult of the Persian Carpet -- 5.Conclusion -- The Iranian Collections At the V&A.
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Beaumaris LibraryArt and Craft709.5509 CARAvailable