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Epic Iran: 5000 Years of Culture (hardback)

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Iran was home to some of the greatest civilizations of both the ancient and medieval worlds, but these achievements are now little known outside the country. Epic Iran brings together 250 fascinating objects and images to cast a rare light on 5,000 years of history, showing how civilized life emerged in Iran around 3,200 BC, and how a distinctive Iranian identity, formed 2,500 years ago, has survived until today, expressed through artistic continuities, religious affiliations and the Persian language. 
 
Lavishly illustrated, this magnificent and important book encompasses metalwork, ceramics, glass, illustrated manuscripts, textiles, carpets, oil paintings, drawings and photographs from collections around the world. It brings treasures from the ancient and Islamic worlds together with the work of contemporary artists and makers, demonstrating the rich legacy that still influences many modern-day practitioners.
 
Author:
 
John Curtis is Academic Director of the Iran Heritage Foundation and former Keeper of the Middle East Department at the British Museum 
Ina Sarikhani Sandmann is co-founder of the Sarikhani Collection 
Tim Stanley is senior curator in the Asian Department at the V&A
 

Pages

336 pages

Dimensions

Trim size 287 x 247

ISBN

9781851779291

Product code

161667

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About the exhibition
Epic Iran

Epic Iran

Delve into 5,000 years of art, design and culture with this beautiful range of products celebrating the Epic Iran exhibition. Featuring exclusive illustrations by Homa Delvaray, artisanal Iranian homeware, and fashion accessories inspired by the V&A’s collection of Iranian textiles and patterned tiles.