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Hannah Darabi
Enghelab Street, a Revolution Through Books: Iran 1979-1983 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue the Year 2019

Collected and edited by Hannah Darabi

Text by Hannah Darabi, Chowra Makaremi (English)

Design by Fabian BremerPascal Storz

Spector Books, 2019

First edition

Thread-sewn softcover

540 pp., 750 b/w and color illustrations

240 x 330 mm

ISBN 9783959052627

Item #9250

1.400 9250 EUR 48.00 Add to Cart

Winner Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue the Year 2019

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2019 by Colin Pantall, Brad Feuerhelm, Gabriela Cendoya, TIME magazine

Enghelab Street, Revolution Street, is located in the centre of Tehran—a main artery in the city’s cultural life with a host of bookshops. The publication presents a variety of photographic and propaganda books collected by Iranian artist Hannah Darabi. Drawing on works published between 1979 and 1983—years corresponding to the short period when freedom of speech prevailed at the end of the Shah’s regime and the beginning of the Islamic government—she takes us to the heart of an intense artistic and cultural period in Iranian history. Darabi has developed a visual essay accompanied by a critical apparatus written by Chowra Makaremi. The publication with its extensive landscape of books gives us the opportunity to look at rare printed matter for the first time. It forms part of the series Applied Publishing Studies and is produced in conjunction with the exhibition Hannah Darabi, Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983, LE BAL, Paris, from 9 January to 11 February 2019. With the support of the print publishing grant by the Centre national des arts plastiques and of the European Research Council.

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