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Persian Art collecting the arts of Iran for the V & A by Moya Carey

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  • Art museums,
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  • Collectors and collecting,
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Today the Victoria and Albert Museum holds extensive and renowned collections of Iranian art, spanning at least twelve centuries of Iran"s sophisticated cultural history. These objects range from archaeological finds to architectural salvage, from domestic furnishings and drinking vessels to design archives. Most of this diverse material was purchased in the late nineteenth century, over a few decades - roughly between 1873 and 1893 - during a specific period of contact between Victorian Britain and Qajar Iran. This book investigates that period through four case studies, showing how architects, diplomats, dealers, collectors and craftsmen engaged with Iran"s complex visual traditions, ancient and modern.

Edition Notes

StatementMoya Carey
ContributionsBrown, Heather, designer, Chapman, Charlotte, editor, Wardman, Judith, contributor, Victoria and Albert Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum. Photographic Studio
LC ClassificationsN7280 .C37 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination272 pages
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26956049M
ISBN 101851779337
ISBN 109781851779338
LC Control Number2017938446

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