Ceramics of Iran Islamic Pottery in the Sarikhani Collection Oliver Watson

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
13 Oct 2020
ISBN:
9780300254280
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
528 pages: 298 x 241mm
Illustrations:
530 color + b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

A beautifully illustrated showcase of the rich and varied ceramic tradition of Iran

Featuring a broad selection of objects from one of the most distinguished collections of Iranian art, this volume brings together over 1,000 years of Persian Islamic pottery. With more than 500 illustrations, authoritative technical treatises, and insightful commentary, Ceramics of Iran assembles a collection of rarely seen treasures from the Persian world and presents a collective history of its renowned ceramic tradition. Included among its comprehensive catalogue entries are numerous translations of the object’s inscriptions, providing readers with a richer and more detailed understanding of the cultural heritage from which these items are derived. In addition, the book contains new research and material from previously unknown sites. Featuring all new photography of nearly 250 objects, Ceramics of Iran brings the extraordinary contributions of Persian art into a wider historical context, along with a wealth of images to demonstrate the full scope of its intricate beauty.

Oliver Watson is emeritus professor of Islamic art and architecture at the University of Oxford.