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In the Garden of Isfahan: Islamic Architecture from the 16th to the 18th Century

Author/EditorBlaser, Werner (Author)
Publisher: Niggli Verlag
ISBN: 9783721206753
Pub Date01/01/2010
BindingHardback
Pages148
Dimensions (mm)245(h) * 230(w)
The conquering by the Persian Safavid dynasty in 1502 ushered in the golden age for today's Iranian city of Isfahan - the city whose name is not without reason translated as 'The Pearl of the Orient'. This title presents the masterworks of Persian architecture and horticulture from the 16th to 18th centuries.
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An ancient Persian proverb says, "Isfahan is half the world," referring to the city's influence at the crossroads of 16th century trade routes. This magnificent city in present-day Iran is still known for its paradisiacal garden landscapes and fascinating buildings, including Naghsh-e Jahan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Eminent Swiss architectural photographer Werner Blaser has captured the beauty of Isfahan in photos that present the masterworks of Persian architecture and horticulture from the 16th to 18th centuries, Isfahan's heyday under the Persian Safavid dynasty. He paints a picture of boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques and minarets. With a foreword by Babak Dehchamani

An ancient Persian proverb says, "Isfahan is half the world," referring to the city's influence at the crossroads of 16th century trade routes. This magnificent city in present-day Iran is still known for its paradisiacal garden landscapes and fascinating buildings, including Naghsh-e Jahan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Eminent Swiss architectural photographer Werner Blaser has captured the beauty of Isfahan in photos that present the masterworks of Persian architecture and horticulture from the 16th to 18th centuries, Isfahan's heyday under the Persian Safavid dynasty. He paints a picture of boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques and minarets. With a foreword by Babak Dehchamani

Born in Basel in 1924, Werner Blaser completed his practical training with Alvar Alto and then continued his studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago which brought him into contact with such figures as Mies van der Rohe. From 1970 to 2007 he was heading his own office in Basel where he stills works as designer, architect and author.

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