Shah 'Abbas

The Remaking of Iran

19 February – 14 June 2009
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Exhibition catalogue

" "Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran by Sheila Canby
Hardback £40, Paperback £25

This richly illustrated book gives a unique introduction to the world of Shah 'Abbas and the beautiful mosque and shrines that he created and adorned in the so-called Golden Age of Persian art.


" "Shah 'Abbas and the Treasures of Imperial Iran by Sheila Canby
Hardback £9.99

A beautifully illustrated giftbook on the flowering of Persian art and architecture under the Iranian ruler Shah 'Abbas.

Children's reference book

 Pocket Timeline of Islamic Civilizations
by Nicholas Badcott
Hardback £7.99


Exhibition DVD

Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran
Special Museum price £12.99

Presented by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, this film visits Iran and its capital Isfahan, created by Shah 'Abbas and still one of the most beautiful cities in the world today.
Approximately 40 mins

Other related books

Islamic Art, Barbara Brend,  £16.99
Golden Age of Persian ArtSheila Canby, £19.99
Islamic Art in DetailSheila Canby, £14.99
Persian Love PoetrySheila Canby, £9.99 
Persian PaintingSheila Canby, £10.99
Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain around the World, John Carswell,  £20.00
Iznik PotteryJohn Carswell, £10.99 
Persian Myths: The Legendary Past, Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis,  £8.99
Arabic Calligraphy: Naskh script for beginnersMustafa JaÆfar, £6.99
Islamic Tiles, Venetia Porter, £10.99
Islamic Designs, E. Wilson,  £9.99

Chinese Ceramics: Highlights of the Percival David Collection, Regina Krahl and Jessica Harrison-Hall, £12.99, available from March 2009


In partnership with the National Museum of Iran and the Iranian Cultural Heritage,
Tourism and Handicrafts Organisation

Research funded by AHRC and ESRC

In association with the

In association with the Iran Heritage Foundation