Persian Painting

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Jewel-like colors, rich patterns, precise execution and virtuoso draftmanship characterize the best of Persian miniature painting: the perfect realization of an ideal world.
This fully illustrated book provides a concise account of Persian painting from about 1300 to 1900. Beginning with the materials and tools which enabled the artists to achieve their remarkable effects, Sheila Canby goes on to survey the stylistic development of Persian painting and the influences upon it of over six centuries of Iran's turbulent history.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Interlink Pub Group (September 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566565731
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566565738
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces

Customer Reviews

Beautifully presented…

2 people found this helpful.
 on June 11, 2013
By Lillian G. Silva
The book has plenty of photos to enjoy and give you better a perspective of Persian art…Lovely. The graphics and photos are beautifully presented. A nice coffee table/conversation piece.

good info but wish it had more info

 on February 15, 2014
By none
the book is small, it does not have a whole lot of info, if you are looking for an overview its good, it you want a lot I am not sure what else is out there. I like the pictures inside.

wonderful book

7 people found this helpful.
 on January 7, 2012
By Emin
Very informative book regarding miniature painting during Safavids. The name of book is the persian painting. I dont agree with this name. Because, Safavids was not the persian, they were turkic. But in any case, thanks a lot to author for this book. The readers will find different interesting facts from this book. Another thing that I didnt like, a lot of white-black pictures. Would be better to print miniatures and pictures in color.

Canby’s PERSIAN PAINTING is a gem

12 people found this helpful.
 on October 14, 2008
By P. Hunt
Canby’s PERSIAN PAINTING is a gem. Rare in that it starts with clear, essential information on pigments and materials as well as methods and treatises, its succinct but masterful historical survey ranges from the Ilkhanids of the 14th century through the glorious Safavids culminating in Shah `Abbas of the late 16th and early 17th centuries and onward to the European synthesis and decline into the 18th c. century. Artists like Shayk Muhammad, Sadiqi Beg, Riza-yi `Abbasi and their unique works fill its pages with sensible commentary and beautiful examples of the stories of Rustam from Firdausi’s SHAHNAMEH as well as individual album pieces and portraits. Annotated with excellent sources and index, it is a must for academic courses on Persian art. This book is as much a treasure as the Persian art it sensitively portrays.

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