Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501-1576


This lavish catalog documents the most opulent period of later Persian history through over one hundred twenty-five superlative works of art from public and private collections in Europe, North America and Asia, including Iran. The volume, which examines pieces chosen for their exceptional quality and historical importance, includes works in all media-carpets, paintings, metalwork, ceramics, lacquer and hardstones. Hunt for Paradise is the first exhibition catalog to bring together these treasures from many countries in order to present a unique and comprehensive picture of the art of the Safavid court. This serious and original contribution to the study of Persian art and culture is of the highest quality and includes critical text by leading specialists in the field.

Author: Jon Thompson, Sheila R. Canby
ISBN: 9788884915900
Binding: Hardback – 352Pages
Published Year: 2003
Language: English


Additional information

Weight 2.64 kg
Dimensions 30.7 × 24.8 × 3 cm


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