Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229) and index.
Prologue. Civil(izing) heritage ; Politicized ruins -- Founding a society. Debating modernists ; Discourse on heritage ; Civil(ized) pilgrimage ; Reformulated heritage -- Inventing heritage. A lost grave ; "I could break it with my fingers" ; National certitude -- Refashioning the fatherland. Architectural metamorphosis ; Touring Persia ; Fallen modernists -- Aryanism and the museum. Architecture under erasure ; The birth of l'Architecte ; A museum of civilization -- Traditionalism and the White Revolution. Pilgrims to nowhere ; The location of architecture ; Return to tradition -- Masculinist myths of modernism. A Persian art history? ; Politics of preservation ; Architecture as echo -- Epilogue. Architecture in (R)evolution ; Co-opted modernity.