Mostly Miniatures: An Introduction to Persian Painting

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9780691049410: Mostly Miniatures: An Introduction to Persian Painting

A wide appreciation of Persian art has only been felt in the last hundred years or so. In this study, Oleg Grabar presents a good introduction to Persian painting, especially miniatures illustrating literary works, along with a small number of murals and decorated ceramics. Dating from c.1300 to c.1700, this is a history of the technique of painting, of its main techniques and subject matter, the use of space and colour, the depiction of emotion, and so on. The book ably combines the historical framework with an aesthetic appreciation of the art, with many illustrated examples.

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About the Author :

Oleg Grabar is Professor Emeritus at the School of Historical Studies. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He was for many years Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art at Harvard University. His most recent books include The Mediation of Ornament (Meilon Lectures) and The Shape of the Holy: Early Islamic Jerusalem (both Princeton).

Review :

"A better guide can scarcely be imagined . . .This is scholarship that opens patient, dedicated readers to high pleasure."--Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating. . . . An invaluable guide to the topic whose informative, well written text and beautifully reproduced illustrations attest to the author's depth of knowledge. . . . This is a scholarly book that can also be enjoyed by the uninitiated."--Library Journal

"Grabar has made many contributions to the study of early Islamic art and now turns his considerable powers to the study of the art of Persian painting. . . . He offers many ways to work toward future avenues of research, all of which will benefit upcoming scholars of Persian painting. The general public will benefit from his advice to examine the paintings for the personal pleasure of entering a very private world."--Choice

"The serious study of Persian art is barely 100 years old, and Oleg Grabar's authoritative overview stresses how little we know about these brilliantly colored and wittily composed miniatures and manuscripts."--New York Times Book Review

"[An] infectiously enthusiastic book. . . . [A] superb introduction, which combines critical sophistication with clarity and accessibility. . . . The fact that Grabar never forgets the role of pleasure is one of the strengths of the book."--Phil Baker, The Art Book

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