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Author Grigor, Talinn, 1972-

Title Building Iran : modernism, architecture, and national heritage under the Pahlavi monarchs / Talinn Grigor.

Published New York : Periscope Publishing, distributed by Prestel, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.955 GRIG    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 237 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps ; 31 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Architecture -- Iran.
Iran -- Civilization.
Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781934772782