Persian Painting.

Gray, Basil

Book ID: 4870


4to. 191 pp., colour frontis. 1 map, 80 colour plates, cloth in worn d/w, fitted in faded hardboard slipcase, biblio, previous owner’s inscription on front fly leaf, light soiling to endpapers, otherwise copy clean inside & in very good condition, from the Treasures of Asia Series, Edition D’Art Albert Skira, 1961.


“After an introductory survey of the earliest surviving vestiges of Persian paintings, Basil Gray discusses and illustrates the paradoxical fact that the Mongol invasions of the 13 th century, while devastating the leading centers of Persian civilization, opened the country to artistic influences from Central asia and China which stimulated the rise of a new art”. (Leaf Jacket).
Creswell Supplement 297.

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