Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings (SOLD OUT)

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings (SOLD OUT)

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Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings is a new illustrated edition of the classic work by the great 11th-century Persian poet Ferdowsi. This new prose translation of the national epic is illuminated with over 500 pages of illustrations, created by award-winning graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian. The spectacular images in this edition were created from elements culled from thousands of illuminated manuscripts, lithographs, and miniatures dating from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries: each page is a new work of art and exquisite collage of traditional forms. Translated and adapted by Ahmad Sadri, this new edition retells the mythological and epic stories of the original poem in prose format.

Hamid and Ahmad will be joined in conversation by Sheila Canby, Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for a fresh look at this classic text.

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Presented in association with The United Nations Association of New York

Event Details

6 March 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Please note: this event is now sold-out.