Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 349 pages. 13" x 10"
Condition: Covers show some light wear and scuffing.
Dust Jacket: Some shelf wear and scuffing. Two inch tear at the upper spine. One inch tear at the lower spine. Now protected by a Bro-dart mylar cover.
Contents: This book is the first survey of the figural arts of the Iranian world from prehistoric times to the early twentieth century ever to consider themes, rather than styles. Analyzing primarily painting - in manuscripts and albums, on walls and on lacquered, painted pen boxes and caskets - but also the related arts of sculpture, ceramics, and metalwork, the author finds that the underlying themes depicted on them through the ages are remarkably consistent. Illustrated with photographs. Indexed.