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Review of Oleg Grabar, Mostly Miniatures: An Introduction to Persian Painting, and Robert Hillenbrand, ed., Persian Painting from the Mongols to the Qajars: Studies in Honor of Basil W. Robinson

Dagmar A. Riedel

Title:
Review of Oleg Grabar, Mostly Miniatures: An Introduction to Persian Painting, and Robert Hillenbrand, ed., Persian Painting from the Mongols to the Qajars: Studies in Honor of Basil W. Robinson
Author(s):
Riedel, Dagmar A.
Date:
Type:
Reviews
Department:
Center for Iranian Studies
Volume:
80
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Islam
Abstract:
In 2000, two books about Persian painting were published in English that together provide a survey of the latest research on this field of Islamic art. Moreover, they are important contributions to research on the production of illustrated and illuminated codices as luxury items in Islamicate Persian culture, and thus indicate the growing importance of Islamic codicology. Both volumes are richly illustrated, and their illustrations constitute an important source for Persian painting because the delicate condition of works on paper causes scholars great practical difficulties in examining originals, be they held in public or private collections. Therefore, the two books are also of interest for historians who work primarily with written sources.
Subject(s):
Islamic culture
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/islm.2003.80.2.329
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