1. Emerging Iran: Silent Treasures From the Dawn of History, 3200-550BC - John Curtis 2. The Persian Empire - John Curtis 3. Last of the Ancient Empires: The Iranian Renaissance - John Curtis 4. Change of Faith: The Advent of Islam - Tim Stanley 5. The Iranian Synthesis: An Identity Reborn - Tim Stanley 6. Literary Excellence - Tim Stanley 7. Royal Patronage - Tim Stanley 8. The Old and The New - Tim Stanley 9. Modern and Contemporary Iran - Ina Sarikhani Sandmann
Epic Iran powerfully conveys the beauty and fragility of Iranian art and opens our eyes to the attainments of a tenacious and fascinating culture.
John Curtis is Academic Director of the Iran Heritage Foundation and former Keeper of the Middle East Department at the British Museum Ina Sarikhani Sandmann is co-founder of the Sarikhani Collection Tim Stanley is senior curator in the Asian Department at the V&A
Chosen by Rachel Campbell-Johnston as one of The Times best art books of 2021, 4th December 2021