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Prefacing the Image: The Writing Art History in Sixteenth-Century Iran
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Publisher Brill Academic Pub
Publication date December 1, 2000
Pages 272
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789004113763
ISBN-10 9004113762
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.50 by 10.75 in.
Weight 2.75 lbs.
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Published in Europe
Original list price $75.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This book studies developments in art historical writing and factors which shaped the album preface. The prefaces were written in Persian between ca. 1491 and 1609 to introduce albums of calligraphy, painting, and drawing assembled for Safavid rulers and courtiers. Approaches to the study of these sources are examined, followed by an analysis of the sociohistorical court-centered context; the circumstances of the texts' composition, reception, and literary dimensions; and their art historical formation and content. It ends with an interpretation of calligrapher Dust Muhammad's preface and his conceptualization of a history and aesthetics of depiction. The book is the first to study the prefaces collectively and in relationship to other cultural practices. It also draws on a wide variety of additional primary sources. It includes forty illustrations and several tables.

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About: This book studies developments in art historical writing and factors which shaped the album preface.

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