Isfahan: Pearl of Persia

Isfahan: Pearl of Persia

By: Wilfrid Blunt (author)Paperback

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Once one of the largest cities in the world, Isfahan is an ancient metropolis that sits across timeless trade routes. It became the glittering capital of Iran s greatest dynasty, the Safavids, during the 16th century. Shah Abbas I (15871629) in particular helped to transform it into a city rich in art, cultural wonders, and architecture rich in form and surface decoration. Reprinted for the first time in 40 years, this astounding survey provides a history of the city from its earliest days up through theearly 20th centuryand features dozens of photographs, engravings, and examples of the tilework and architecture from across the centuriesthat make Isfahan the cultural crown of Iran."

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About Author

Wilfrid Blunt (19011987) was an art historian and educationalist, and the author of "Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist."

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781873429440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781873429440
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 1873429444

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