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Islamic Chinoiserie : The Art of Mongol Iran - Reprint by Yuka Kadoi (Paperback)
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Winner of Honourable Mention, Saidi-Sirjani Book Award 2008-9, International Society for Iranian StudiesThe Mongol invasion in the thirteenth century marked a new phase in the development of Islamic art. Trans-Eurasian exchanges of goods, people and ideas were encouraged on a large scale under the auspices of the Pax Mongolica. With the fascination of portable objects brought from China and Central Asia, a distinctive, hitherto unknown style - Islamic chinoiserie - was born in the art of Iran. This illustrated book offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic interaction between Iran and China under the Mongols. By using rich visual materials from various media of decorative and pictorial arts - textiles, ceramics, metalwork and manuscript painting - the book illustrates the process of adoption and adaptation of Chinese themes in the art of Mongol-ruled Iran in a visually compelling way. The observation of this unique artistic phenomenon serves to promote the understanding of the artistic diversity of Islamic art in the Middle Ages.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Art, Architecture
Series Title: Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Yuka Kadoi
Street Date: June 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5783
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