Sussan Babaie is the Andrew W. Mellon Reader in the Arts of Iran and Isla at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is the author of ‘Isfahan and Its Palaces: Statecraft, Shi‘ism and the Architecture of Conviviality in Early Modern Iran’ (Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art)
The arts in Qajar Iran acknowledged previous traditions while reflecting a rapidly changing world
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