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Author Name:    TURNER, James NOURAIE, Iraj

Title:   Persian Carpet : The Vision of a Whole People. First Edition in dustjacket,signed by both authors

Publisher:    Tabar, 2007, ISBN:9780978418700 

Seller ID:   111359

TURNER, James, and Iraj NOURAIE. The Persian Carpet : The Vision of a WholePeople. (Canada) : Tabar, (2007). First Edition. Pp (6),i-vi,(2),[1]-212,( 6). Illustrated in Colour. Index. 4to, illustrated white paper covered boards (hardcover), lettered in red. "In an interwoven way, this book explores the sources of Persian carpet designs in Greek metaphysical philosophy, Islamic mysticism or Sufism, Shi'a Islam and Iranian folk beliefs. The influence of the third- century philosopher Plotinus is given special attention. Symnbolic meanings of major design elements are derived from the practices of Sufism. The "vision of a whole people" summarized the aim of W.B.Yeats tocreate a coherent literary and visual culture which would unite religious, aesthetic and practical concerns. The authors present an imaginative argum ent that Persian carpets express this ideal of a universally shared culture. Imitating a spiritual pilgrimage, the journey begins with a relearning ofthe method of symbolic analogy that underlies Persian carpet design. For P lotinus, a comprehensive vision or theoria is the destination t the spiritual traveler. In Sufism, this is an earthly revelation of the divine pattern. In modern 1 seeks a unified perception of ordinary reality. Communicatingon emotional and intellectual levels, The Persian Carpet: The Vision of a Whole People encourages a personal response to central themes of Iranian culture. More than technical knowledge, the goal is an identification with the human mootivatons and social concerns embodied in the carpet." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword (by Dr. Fazlollah Reza). Preface. 1. Yeki Bud,YekiNabud. 2. The Persian Carpet. 3, The Wild Rue. 4. The King's Threshold. 5. The Golden Door. 6. The Vision of a Whole People. 7. After-image. Very goo d in slightly nicked dustjacket. Signed without inscription by both authors. 125.00


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