Between the Mediterranean, China and India - 5,000 years of cultural splendour in Iran
Ute Franke is the exhibition director. She was the deputy director
at the Museum für Islamische Kunst - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Ina Sarikhani Sandmann is the director of The Sarikhani Collection, which is devoted to the arts of Iran.
Stefan Weber is the director of the Museum für Islamische Kunst - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
"Created to accompany an exhibit at Berlin's Museum of Islamic Art, Iran: Five Millennia of Art and Culture is a richly illustrated catalogue detailing Iran's history through material objects and artwork. The book's scope is expansive, showcasing 360 objects from the earliest Mesopotamian city-states in the third millennium all the way through the 19th century. . . . The images are astounding; in addition to the art from the exhibition, the catalogue includes contextual visuals and maps of Iran, cementing the fact that this volume is not just a display of Iranian art but also a celebration of Iran itself. This survey of Iranian culture and history will interest those researching art, history, geography, and Islamic studies. . . . Essential."-- "Choice"