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Undiscovered Minimalism

Undiscovered Minimalism

Gelims from Northern Iran

By Parviz Tanavoli

Over the course of the past two decades a previously unrecognized genre of startlingly modern looking
large flatwoven hangings and covers (gelims)
has emerged from an isolated highland region
in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran. No
one had imagined that hidden in the forests south
of the Caspian Sea there could have existed such
sophisticated treasures, which in their deceptive
simplicity of abstract patterning and subtle coloring
are much in accord with the aesthetic canons of
contemporary “minimalist” art.

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Size: 14-1/4 x 11 in;
Pages: 256 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: January 2012
ISBN: 9781898113768
ISBN10: 1898113769
Parviz Tanavoli is an internationally recognized contemporary Iranian painter and sculptor, his work has been exhibited in museum and art galleries around the world and can be found in the British Museum, MOMA, New York, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among other public and private collections. He lives and works between Vancouver, Canada and Tehran.