Text and image in medieval Persian art /

"Investigates the interaction between word and image in medieval Persian art. Focusing on 5 objects found in the main media at the time -- ceramics, metalwares, painting, architecture and textiles -- Sheila S. Blair shows how artisans played with form, material and decoration to engage their au...

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Author / Creator: Blair, Sheila (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
Series:Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
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Summary:"Investigates the interaction between word and image in medieval Persian art. Focusing on 5 objects found in the main media at the time -- ceramics, metalwares, painting, architecture and textiles -- Sheila S. Blair shows how artisans played with form, material and decoration to engage their audiences. She also shows how the reception of these objects has changed and that their present context has implications for our understanding of the past. Greater Iranian arts from the 10th to the 16th century are technically some of the finest produced anywhere. They are also intellectually engaging, showing the lively interaction between the verbal and the visual arts."--
Greater Iranian arts from the 10th to the 16th century are technically some of the finest produced anywhere. They are also intellectually engaging, showing the lively interaction between the verbal and the visual arts. Focusing on objects found in the main media at the time, Sheila S. Blair shows how artisans played with form, material and decoration to engage their audiences. She also shows how the reception of these objects has changed and that their present context has implications for our understanding of the past.
Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 336 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-318) and index.
ISBN:9780748697090
0748697098
9781474464499
1474464491
Author Notes:Sheila S. Blair is Norma Jean Calderwood Chair of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College and Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair of Islamic Art, Virginia Commonwealth University.