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Published: February 2021
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Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 02-Feb-2021
Format: Hardback, 288 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781851779291
Stock Code: 1779291
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The Iranian Plateau extends for close to 2,000 km, encompassing dizzying mountain ranges, rolling hills, forests and rich farm lands. It has been home to some of the greatest civilizations of both the ancient and medieval worlds, with spectacular achievements in scholarship and material culture but these remain poorly known internationally. This lavishly illustrated publication tells the story of Iran from the dawn of the historical period in 5,000 BC to today.
It is unique in combining the ancient and Islamic periods as well as contemporary art, from sculpture to goldsmiths' work, from ceramics and glass to illustrated manuscripts, and from textiles and carpets to oil paintings, drawings
and photographs.The Iranian Plateau extends for close to 2,000 km, encompassing dizzying mountain ranges, rolling hills, forests and rich farm lands. It has been home to some of the greatest civilizations of both the ancient and medieval worlds, with spectacular achievements in scholarship and material culture but these remain poorly known internationally. This lavishly illustrated publication tells the story of Iran from the dawn of the historical period in 5,000 BC to today.
It is unique in combining the ancient and Islamic periods as well as contemporary art, from sculpture to goldsmiths' work, from ceramics and glass to illustrated manuscripts, and from textiles and carpets to oil paintings, drawings
and photographs.
John Curtis was formerly Keeper of the Middle East Department at the British Museum and is now CEO of the Iran Heritage Foundation.
Tim Stanley is Senior Curator in the Asian Department at the V&A.