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Wall Paintings and Other Figurative Mural Art in Qajar Iran

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Published: 2005
Page #: vii + 245
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-180-2
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Although in the last few years the study of painting in 19th century Iran has made considerable progress it would seem that art historians find it difficult to go beyond oil paintings, lacquer, and enamel. In this study it is shown that wall paintings were just as important a form of expression for artists. Mural paintings were very popular and could be found on various types of buildings ranging from the royal palaces, private homes, and bath-houses to the religious shrines. Wall painting was a craft and a business that was actively pursued by artisans in most major towns in response to a general demand for figurative art.

Willem Floor has written extensively on many aspects of social, economic, and art history of Iran.

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Willem Floor

Willem Floor studied development economics, non-western sociology as well as Persian, Arabic and Islamology from 1963-67 at the University of Utrecht. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Leyden in 1971. From 1983-2001 he worked for World Bank as an energy specialist. Currently, he works, writes, conducts research and gives lectures as an independent scholar. His most recent books include: “Agriculture in Qajar Iran,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2003), “Traditional Crafts in Qajar Iran,” (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2003); “Public Health in Qajar Iran,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2004), “The History of Theater in Iran,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2005); “Wall Paintings and other Figurative Mural Art in Qajar Iran,” (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2005); “The Persian Gulf 1500-1730,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2006), “The Dastur al-Moluk: Translation and Commentary,” (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2007); “The Import of Textiles in Qajar Iran, (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2007—forthcoming) and “The Travels of Gmelin in Northern Persian 1770-1774,” [translation] (Washington, DC: Mage—forthcoming, 2007).

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