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A survey of Persian art, from prehistoric times to the present. vols I-XII
A survey of Persian art from prehistoric times to the present vols I-XII Author:Arthur Upham Pope; Phyllis Ackerman; Theodore Bestermann Oxford: at the University Press, 1938 - 1939., 1938. First Edition. Volumes 1-12. Original blue buckram, minimal wear on edges. Partial set of an important work. For trade for books on my wish list. — During the 1930s, the study of Iranian art and architecture was promoted intensively, and the widely held view that Iran had been the cultural cen... more »tre of the Muslim world reached a climax. The pertinent events of the decade can hardly be understood without reference to Arthur Upham Pope (1881–1969) a pioneering American expert on Persian/Iranian art and a professor of philosophy and aesthetics, archaeologist, political activist, museum director, and founder of an international scholarly organization. and Phyllis Ackerman - Pope and Ackerman (whom Pope eventually married) were able to persuade some of the greatest authorities of the day to contribute the various chapters, 69 scholars among them John Allan, Prof. Jurgi Baltrusaitis, Stanley Casson, Dr. G. Contenau, R.S. Cooke, Dr. Neilson C. Debevoise, Cecil H. Desch, Rene Doussaud, Dr. Richard Ettinghausen, C.J. Gadd, Rene Grousset, Prof. Ernst Herzfeld, Kurt Erdmann, Samuel Flury, André Godard, C. J. Lamm, Iosif Orbeli, Ernst Kühnel, Louis Massignon and Ugo Monneret de Villiard and others. Some contributors, such as Robert Byron (1905–41) and Eric Schroeder (1904–71), conducted researches in Iran in the 1930s, while others such as Ettinghausen did not make the journey. Not all of the contributors were full-time academics: Ralph Hariri (1892–1969), a merchant banker and art collector, wrote a chapter on metalwork' (Stephen Vernoit, ed., Discovering Islamic art. Scholars, collectors and collections, 1850–1950 pp. 41–4). An index volume (not present here) was published in 1958.
Contents of each volume as follows:
I- Text, Pre-Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian Periods.
II- Text, Architecture, the Ceramic Arts, Calligraphy and Epigraphy.
III- Text, The Art of the Book, Textiles, Carpets, Metalwork, Minor Arts. -
IV Plates 1-150 Pre-Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian Period, Architecture of the Islamic Period.
V- Plates 511-980 Architectural Ornament, Pottery and Faience, the Art of the Book.
VI- Textiles, Carpets, Metalwork, Minor Arts; Index.
VII Plates Pre-Achaemenid, Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian Periods.
VIII Plates Architecture, the Ceramic Arts, Calligraphy and Epigraphy.
IX Plates Architectural Ornament, Art of the Book.
X Plates Pottery and Faience.
XI Plates Carpets
XII Metalwork, Minor Arts
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