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The book offers much rich new material in the field of Iranian iconography, including bold metaphysical speculations on the theme of light metal work and pottery, in-depth studies of the meanings associated with various animals in both the pagan Turkish and...

$55.00
Half the World
by Stephen P. Blake
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Social architecture is a theoretical approach that takes the city itself as a text. In the anthropologist’s Clifford Gertz’s words the cityscape is “a story people tell themselves about themselves.” The built environment reflects the social system and the...

$60.00
Human Figure in Islamic Art
Inheritances and Islamic Transformations
by Eva Baer
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The present study is a first attempt to throw some light on the development of the human figure in the arts of Islam. It progresses chronologically, basing itself primarily on observation of paintings and sculptures in architectural decoration and minor arts....

$49.00
Medieval Tomb Towers of Iran
by Abbas Daneshvari
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This volume is a rumination of the meaning of Persian funerary structures within the context of Islamic traditions and perspectives during the 10th to 14th centuries AD.

$25.00
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The Baghdad Illustrations in this book, present a kaleidoscopic view of the city: Ottoman militaries and courtiers; religious authorities and various Sufi orders; merchants from many countries; Arab and Tartar nomads; European adventurers; local tradesmen,...

$45.00
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The Northern Cemetery of Cairo deals with the beginnings, growth and decline of one of the most important cemeteries of Cairo, which is quintessentially a product of Mamluk patronage. This cemetery was a separate entity isolated on all sides; to the south the...

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Of Serpents and Dragons in Islamic Art
An Iconographical Study.
by Abbas Daneshvari
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In the medieval Muslim world, the dragon was the most frequently represented fabulous beast. This applied across styles and media and in both sacred and secular contexts. Yet its prominence is marked by seemingly contradictory representations. Like Plato’s...

$59.00
Shine Like the Sun
by Robert B. Mason
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The glazed ceramics produced in the Islamic world are of tremendous importance to the fields of art-history, archaeology and the history of technology. Unfortunately their study has been beset by three major problems. Firstly, problems existed with the...

$65.00
Stories of the Prophets
With Karin Ruhrdanz, and Barbara Schmitz.
by Rachel Milstein
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This volume presents a detailed iconographic and stylistic study of a group of profusely illustrated manuscripts, from 1570's-80's. This group comprises 21 copies of three Persian texts, all entitled Stories of the Prophets. The lives and deeds of mostly...

$55.00
Tamerlane's Tableware
A New Approach to Chinoiserie Ceramics of Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Iran
by Lisa Golombek, Gauvin A. Bailey, Robert B. Mason
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The practice of imitating Chinese blue-and-white porcelain in Iran began in the Timurid period (c. 1370-1505). Attempts to distinguish wares actually made in Iran during the 15th century failed because they depended on analysis of the decoration alone....

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