Professor Grigor publishes new book on The Persian Revival
Professor Talinn Grigor, chair of Art History, has just launched her most recent book The Persian Revival: The Imperialism of the Copy in Iranian and Parsi Architecture. This book, published by Penn State University Press, will be released July 8.
The Persian Revival considers one of the most heated scholarly controversies of the early twentieth century, the Orient-or-Rome debate and whether art historians should trace the origin of all Western—and especially Gothic—architecture to Roman ingenuity or to the Indo-Germanic Geist. Focusing on the discourses around this debate, Professor Grigor considers the Persian Revival movement in light of imperial strategies of power and identity in British India and in Qajar-Pahlavi Iran.
On July 10, Professor Grigor will give a talk with the Farhang Foundation related to the release of her new book. The talk, which is free and oinline, will be take place at 11 am. To register for this event, visit the Farhang Foundation.
To learn more and to purchase her book, visit Penn State University Press.