Volume 7, Issue 13 (9-2017)                   mth 2017, 7(13): 149-164 | Back to browse issues page

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Najafipor A. Comparative study of Prefaces written by Doust Muhammad Gvashany Qutb al-Din Muhammad sources Safavid art. mth. 2017; 7 (13) :149-164
URL: http://mth.aui.ac.ir/article-1-713-en.html
Faculty of Arts, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran , Anp.2049@yahoo.com
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From among art history written sources in Iran, one can enumerate two prefaces in the Safavid era were written by a decade interval. One preamble is Doust Mohammad Gvashany’s on Bahram Mirza Album (952 AH) and the other is that written by Qutb al-Din Muhammad Shah Tahmasp Album (964 AH). Many authors in the Safavid era, exploited directly and/or indirectly these two prefaces ‘ content in order for writing books on calligraphy and painting. Quinn, the +author of Historical Writing book in the Reign of Shah ‘Abbas, believes that the authors have observed certain writing principles in these two prefaces such as references, the motives and reasons behind writing them and so on. This study, in a descriptive analytic method and based on library studies, aims at introducing two valuable prefaces of Iran art history’s written resources. Also, it seeks for answering this question: to what extent have Qesekhan been influenced by Doust Mohammad in writing the preamble? And attempts are made to this end for identifying the similarities and differences claimed by Quinn in these two prefaces. Among the differences raised between these two texts, is the difference in writing style and the absence of unity in authors’ attitude. Doust Mohammad, tells the story of calligraphy and painting in its historical process whereas Qesekhan seeks to create a literary text with an art history content. Although Doust Mohammad preface lacks some criteria, the authors both follow the principles which are counted by Quinn. Since the content of preface completes the other, the comparative study of them helps to remove some of the vague issues in Iran’s art history.
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