Query: Architecture, -- Sassanid
Lionel Bier Collection
Creators:
Bier, Lionel D., 1942-2004
Dates:
1975-1992
Size:
1.2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2004.05
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Drawings, field notes, photogoraphs, and correspondence documenting Lionel Bier's work at a number of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, in 1975 and 1976. Focus primarily is on Sassanian sites. Sites covered include: Bishapur, Firuzabad, Istakhr, Masjid-i Sang, Sarvistan, and Shari-i Ij.

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Carol Bier and Lionel Bier Collection
Creators:
Bier, Carol
Bier, Lionel D., 1942-2004
Dates:
1975-1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
FSA.A2008.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photographs taken by Carol Bier and Lionel Bier, comprising two binders of black and white 35mm negatives and contact sheets as well as a collection of images cut out from contact sheets and organized by site, documenting both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, taken 1975-1976. Focus primarily on the Sasanian sites …

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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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in FSA.A.04 for Architecture, -- Sassanid