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Detailed description :Le Chant du monde

Le Chant du monde

L’art de l’Iran safavide (1501-1736)

Author(s): Assadulah Souren  Melikian-Chirvani

€ 42.00 tax included

An intimate connection links the visual arts to the written word in the culture of the Iranian world, of which the ultimate theme is the greatness of the world, divine creation. This relationship, as clear in painting as in the motifs of decorative arts that convey literary metaphors, grew stronger during the Safavid era (1501-1736).

Designed as an anthology of remarkable works of art, some published for the first time, this exhibition and its accompanying book take a first look at this fundamental aspect of a conceptual art dominated by symbols. Photographs by the author.

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464 pages, paperback with flaps, 24.6 x 28 cm, 440 color illustrations.

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Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Musée du Louvre from October 5, 2007 to January 7, 2008.


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