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Epic Iran: 5000 Years of Culture

Epic Iran: 5000 Years of Culture

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Exhibition Catalog

John Curtis et al. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2020. Organized in association with Iran Heritage Foundation and The Sarikhani Collection, London.

336 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 30 x 26 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781851779291

Iran was the home of some of the greatest civilizations of both the ancient and medieval worlds, but these achievements remain poorly known and largely misunderstood outside the country. Epic Iran tells the story of Iran from pre-Islamic through modern times and provides an opportunity to see pieces from key museum and private collections. This book combines the ancient and Islamic periods and continues the narrative into the contemporary world. It shows how an Iranian identity formed in the first millennium BC has survived until today, expressed in the Persian language and in religious affiliations. Lavishly illustrated, some 250 images showcase pieces including goldwork, ceramics, glass, illustrated manuscripts, textiles, carpets, oil paintings, drawings, and photographs. Alongside the historical sweep are examples from contemporary artists and makers, demonstrating the rich antecedents still influencing modern-day practitioners.

Subject Headings: Near Eastern and Middle Eastern Art (traditional) ; Non-Western Art -- Iran (Persia) -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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