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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
Golden Disk of Heaven
by Linda Komaroff
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The broad purpose of this book is twofold. One, to provide a systematic study of the forms, techniques, decorative vocabulary, and epigraphy of a body of metalwork that will be shown to have been produced in Iran under the reign of the Timurid dynasty and...

$45.00
Gurgan Faiences
Foreword by Ernst Kuehnel
by Mehdi Bahrami
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The work covers several decades, from the second half of the twelfth to the first quarter of the thirteenth century, comprising white and under glaze, as well as, luster painted vessels, and also some mihrab titles. The book includes a general discussion of...

$25.00
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
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The traditional Persian ice houses were built at villages on the perimeter of the large deserts on the Central Plateau. Their cone-shaped domes, up to 20 meters high, consisted of mud and mud bricks from the excavation of the deep ice pits protected by the...

$35.00
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Among the .proud remains and wonderful memorials of the ancient land of Iran/Persia are the palaces which the Achaemenian Kings built at Pasargadae and Persepolis of massive polished stones in an incomparable manner. Each one of these splendid buildings, the...

$45.00
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
Modernizing Yazd
by Ali Modarres
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Cities in Iran have witnessed considerable growth over the last few decades. Of the 60 million people recorded in the last national census of 1996, 37 million (i.e., 61%) lived in cities. For some cities, the level of growth has been so rapid that housing...

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