Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books - Iran 1979-1983

@ Darabi, Hannah


Presentation by Spector Books:  

" 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 Spector Books series Applied Publishing Studies and is produced in conjunction with the exhibition « Hannah Darabi, Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979–1983 » at 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. "

This book is published in two versions, a French one: Rue Enghelab, La Révolution par les Livres : Iran 1979-1983 and an English one: Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979-1983.

We are offering both versions : please choose the edition you wish to order below the price before adding the book to your cart.

540 pages - Softcover

Spector Books / Le BAL, 2018

Format : 24 x 33 cm

New - Mint condition

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Darabi, Hannah

Presentation by Le BAL:         [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Hannah Darabi is an Iranian artist, photographer and curator. She studied Arts in Tehran and Paris, where she is based today. Her home country is still the main subject of her work as a photographer. With the goal of telling the specific political situation and economic conditions in her country, she creates series where her photography interacts with other material, such as text, image archive, and objects. Among the various media and forms she explores, the artist book appears to have a special place. " In 2019, Le BAL in Paris presented an exhibition that Darabi curated centered on her collection of photobooks related to the Islamic Revolution in Iran. A book was co-published on this occasion, by Spector Books and Le BAL, with a French version:  "Rue Enghelab, La Révolution par les Livres : Iran 1979-1983", and an English version: "Enghelab Street, A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979-1983". © Le BAL
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