In the School of Wisdom: Persian Bookbinding, ca. 1575-1890
Monday, October 22, 2018 - Friday, March 1, 2019
Following the introduction of lacquer-painting in the 15th century, bookbindings became a rejuvenated site for creative expression in Iran. ‘In the School of Wisdom’ presents over thirty examples, representing the diversity of the art as it developed from the late Safavid to Qajar eras and contextualizing it within a changing landscape of libraries and book culture.
Event Contact Information:
Butler Library, 535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027
Room/Area: Rare Book & Manuscript Library (6th Floor East) - Chang Octagon Exhibition Room