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Prof. Abbas Daneshvari

Chair, Department of Art and Professor of Art History

California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, Los Angeles

Background Information

Employment History

Professor of Art and Art History
Mazda Press

Series Editor
Mazda Publishers Inc

Professor of Art and Art History
California State University

Editor
Essays

Professor of Art History
California State University

Editor In Chief for Islamic Art and Architecture
Mazda Publishers Inc

Doctor
Fulbright Scholar: Cairo, Egypt

Education

PhD

Web References (27 Total References)


Mazda Publishers - Amazingly Original: Contemporary Iranian Art at Crossroads

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Abbas Daneshvari

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Abbas Daneshvari Professor Abbas Daneshvari is the former Chair of the Department of Art and a Professor of Art History at California State University, Los Angeles. His publications cover various aspects of Islamic art's iconography as attested by his books "Animal Symbolism in Warqa wa Gulshah" (Oxford University Press), "Medieval Tomb Towers of Iran" (Mazda Publishers), "Of Serpents and Dragons in Islamic Art: An Iconographical Study" (Mazda Publishers) and many articles on the iconography of Islamic art. Professor Daneshvari is the editor of "Essays in Islamic Art and Architecture in Honor of Katharina Otto Dorn" (Undena Publications) and the editor of volumes 17 and 18 of Arthur Upham Pope's magnum opus, "A Survey of Persian Art" (Mazda Publishers). He is also the author of a forthcoming book on contemporary Iranian art.
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Like these recent books, this new volume by Daneshvari (California State Univ., Los Angeles) explores how past artistic trends have informed the work of contemporary Iranian artists. Conversely, these publications show how some of these artists are breaking their ties with traditional Persian styles to openly address the sociopolitical atmosphere of today's Iran. What makes Daneshvari's input outstanding is his formalist style of writing-a close reading of contemporary Iranian art in absolute rather than subjective terms. A more careful analysis of how Iranian artists are appropriating global artistic trends might reveal that their works are not so "amazingly original. However, Daneshvari reasons that this originality predominantly ensues from transcending the Islamic Republic's restrictive institutional practices and irregular art market.


Mazda Publishers - Board of Editors

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Prof. Abbas Daneshvari, California State University, Los Angeles


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Jay Gluck, Abbas Daneshvari

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In 1996 the publisher invited Professor Abbas Daneshvari to undertake the difficult task of editing and updating this volume and prepare it for publication.
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Abbas Daneshvari Professor Abbas Daneshvari is the former Chair of the Department of Art and a Professor of Art History at California State University, Los Angeles.
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Professor Daneshvari is the editor of "Essays in Islamic Art and Architecture in Honor of Katharina Otto Dorn" (Undena Publications) and the editor of volumes 17 and 18 of Arthur Upham Pope's magnum opus, "A Survey of Persian Art" (Mazda Publishers). He is also the author of a forthcoming book on contemporary Iranian art.


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Through rigorous and extensive research of historical, literary and exegetical sources, Daneshvari explores the dual symbolism of this intriguing central motif of Islamic iconography. Research to date has focused on the dark side of this mythical creature, as an eclipse monster, but here, "Of Serpents and Dragons in Islamic Art," seeks to re-balance this. Representations of dragons on mosques and other holy structures, gateways to cities, the thrones of rulers, the wings of angels and candleholders are perplexing if the dragon is viewed only as a threatening or demonic icon. Daneshvari solves this puzzle by arguing that the dragon's primary meaning is as a producer and a symbol of light and protection.
He further investigates the astrocosmological significance of dragon's iconography, its diverse hybrid appearances and the double-edged metaphor of opium that represented both the dragon and the only cure to its fiery bite.
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Abbas Daneshvari Professor Abbas Daneshvari is the former Chair of the Department of Art and a Professor of Art History at California State University, Los Angeles. His publications cover various aspects of Islamic art's iconography as attested by his books "Animal Symbolism in Warqa wa Gulshah" (Oxford University Press), "Medieval Tomb Towers of Iran" (Mazda Publishers), "Of Serpents and Dragons in Islamic Art: An Iconographical Study" (Mazda Publishers) and many articles on the iconography of Islamic art. Professor Daneshvari is the editor of "Essays in Islamic Art and Architecture in Honor of Katharina Otto Dorn" (Undena Publications) and the editor of volumes 17 and 18 of Arthur Upham Pope's magnum opus, "A Survey of Persian Art" (Mazda Publishers). He is also the author of a forthcoming book on contemporary Iranian art.


Book Details

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From Prehistoric Times to the End of the Sasanian Empire: Books: Abbas Daneshvari,Jay Gluck" />

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In 1996 the publisher invited Professor Abbas Daneshvari to undertake the difficult task of editing and updating this volume and prepare it for publication.
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Abbas Daneshvari
Dr. Abbas Daneshvari is Professor of Art History at California State University, Los Angeles.His publications cover various aspects of Persian Art.He is the author of the monographs "Animal Symbolism in Warqa and Gulshah," Oxford University Press 1986, and "Medieval Tomb Towers of Iran," Undena/Mazda 1986.His books "Crisis in Contemporary Arts: Modern and Postmodern" and "The Iconography of the Dragon in Islamic Art" are to appear in 2005-2006.Professor Daneshvari is the Editor in Chief for Islamic Art and Architecture of the Mazda Publishers, Inc. and the editor of several collective publications.

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