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Bazaar of Isfahan

Author/EditorAli Asghar Bakhtiar (Author)
John Donat (Author)
Paul Oliver (Author)
Publisher: Argumentum
ISBN: 9789728479978
Pub Date01/01/2016
BindingHardback
Pages159
$39.47
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Availability: 2 In Stock
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The Bazaar of Isfahan provides a detailed documentation of the architecture and life of one of the largest bazaars in the world, that of the city of Isfahan in Iran. Although a fundamental part of the Isfahan cityscape, the bazaar (a complex of shopping routes, caravanserais, arcades, theological colleges, shrines, mosques and domestic buildings) has never received much attention. Written by Paul Oliver in the early 1970s and illustrated with drawings by Ali Asghar Bakhtiar and photographs by John Donat, The Bazaar of Isfahan aims to fill this gap, relating the contemporary present of the bazaar to its past, and the architecture and organization of the complex to its changing functions and meanings. It provides a detailed documentation of the architecture of the bazaar, while at the same time emphasising the social experience of the complex, recording the everyday life of its inhabitants and users by means of both text and images. Complementing existing writings on Isfahan architecture, the vast majority of which focuses on Safavid monumental architecture only, The Bazaar of Isfahan provides us with a record of what the historic bazaar's architecture and everyday social life were like back in the early 1970s.

The Bazaar of Isfahan provides a detailed documentation of the architecture and life of one of the largest bazaars in the world, that of the city of Isfahan in Iran. Although a fundamental part of the Isfahan cityscape, the bazaar (a complex of shopping routes, caravanserais, arcades, theological colleges, shrines, mosques and domestic buildings) has never received much attention. Written by Paul Oliver in the early 1970s and illustrated with drawings by Ali Asghar Bakhtiar and photographs by John Donat, The Bazaar of Isfahan aims to fill this gap, relating the contemporary present of the bazaar to its past, and the architecture and organization of the complex to its changing functions and meanings. It provides a detailed documentation of the architecture of the bazaar, while at the same time emphasising the social experience of the complex, recording the everyday life of its inhabitants and users by means of both text and images. Complementing existing writings on Isfahan architecture, the vast majority of which focuses on Safavid monumental architecture only, The Bazaar of Isfahan provides us with a record of what the historic bazaar's architecture and everyday social life were like back in the early 1970s.

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