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DECORATIVE ARTS, JEWELRY, CERAMICS, GLASS, TEXTILES

PUBLISHER
SKIRA

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2024 p. 162   

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ISBN 9788857251622 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CAD $58.00

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Fashioning an Empire

Textiles from Safavid Iran

Text by Nicoletta Fazio, Massumeh Farhad, Sumru Belger Krody, Tara Desjardins, Tatiana Zhdanova.

Fashioning an Empire

Magnificent examples of Safavid silks and their impact on 17th-century economy and society

With their sumptuous surfaces, original designs and technical sophistication, luxury textiles played a critical role in the social, cultural, religious and economic life of Safavid Iran (1501–1722). Used for clothing, furnishing and even architecture, fabrics also functioned as important symbols of power and as ubiquitous forms of artistic expression. In the 17th century, they became the most lucrative economic commodity in Iran and were exported by land and sea to both Europe and the East, generating tremendous wealth and prosperity for the Safavid Empire. By employing the most talented designers and bringing the industry under state control, Shah ‘Abbas I built a flourishing silk economy that fueled an era of rich artistic development and cultural exchange. Fashioning an Empire captures this moment in time, showcasing masterpieces from the period complemented by manuscript illustrations and portraits depicting how the silk fabrics were worn by the elite of Iranian society.


Fashioning an Empire

STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/22/2024

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