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Author Brend, Barbara, 1940-

Title Perspectives on Persian painting : illustrations to Amīr Khusrau's Khamsah / Barbara Brend
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. The Khamsah in summary -- 2. Manuscripts of western Iran prior to the death of Shah Rukh -- 3. Sultanate manuscripts -- 4. Manuscripts in Turkman styles -- 5. Ottoman manuscripts under Bayezid II -- 6. Classical and sub-classical styles of Herat -- 7. Mughal manuscripts to the period of Jahangir
Summary "Amir Khusrau (d. Delhi, 1325) is considered the foremost Persian-language poet of the Indian subcontinent. His Khamsah ('Quintet'), composed between 1298 and 1302, follows the main lines of that of the Persian poet Nizami. Although illustrated copies are known from the late fourteenth century onwards, these manuscripts have received relatively little attention due to the absence of a translation."
"This book offers extended summaries of the narratives, and identifies pictures' subjects, thus making available a previously inaccessible subject matter. Some 33 manuscripts from Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Sultanate and Mughal India are discussed in depth. These manuscripts represent varying levels of production, from the workman-like to the exquisite princely volume. The discussion of individual works is integrated into the historical background and covers issues of dating, origin, painters and their work, patronage, intention and use."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-317) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, approximately 1253-1325. Khamsah -- Illustrations
Amīr Husrau. Hamse.
SUBJECT Khamsah (Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī) fast
Subject Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian.
Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts -- Iran
ART -- Folk & Outsider Art.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- Folkcrafts.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian
Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts
Miniaturen (handschriften)
Geïllustreerde handschriften.
Perzische handschriften.
Delhi (sultanaat)
Herat (provincie)
Osmaanse rijk.
Genre/Form Illustrated works
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136854118