June 2014 Academic & Specialist Arnoldsche

Persian Painted Tile Work From the 18th and 19th Centuries: The Shiraz School Hadi Seif

Hardback | Feb 2014 | Arnoldsche | 9783897904033 | 112pp | 280x220mm | RFB

The manufacture of colourfully painted tiles has a long tradition in Persia, modern-day Iran. This publication focuses on so-called 'haft rang' (seven colours) tiles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During this time, the art of making tiles experienced a revival, starting in the city of Shiraz and initiated primarily by unknown artists who wanted to preserve and carry on their country's traditions. Their vibrantly coloured tiles, with underglaze, decorated private homes, as well as public and religious buildings.