Synopses & Reviews
Since 1979 the focus on Irana (TM)s internal politics and its foreign relations has distracted attention from more subtle transformations, which took place prior to and in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution. This book explores Iranian domesticity and consumer culture from before the revolution to the present, re-examining the history of Irana (TM)s revolution through the lens of the everyday and private lives of people.
A showcase for the Westa (TM)s humanitarian efforts in the region, the reform of the Iranian home was first brought about in early twentieth-century by missionaries, Western architects, and other foreign parties. By looking at the roles and opinions of Shiite religious scholars, the Left, and the revolutionary elites, this study details the ways in which new ideas regarding the relationship between public and private spaces were put forward by numerous architects, urban planners, and cultural critics, and shows how, since 1979, Iranians have contested the dichotomies of public and private as manifested in the Islamic Republica (TM)s texts, images, and actual physical spaces. Towards this end, this project explores the interplay between foreign influences, religious rhetoric, gender roles, economic factors, and education as they intersect with art and architecture.
This book explores the transformation of home culture and domestic architecture in twentieth century Iran. While highlighting the role of architects and urban planners since the turn of the century, the book also studies the interplay between foreign influences, gender roles, consumer culture, and women's education as they intersect with taste, fashion, and interior design.
Karimi presents a new perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution as she rereads it vis-A-vis the opinions of Shiite religious scholars, the Left, and the revolutionary elites on the subject of people's private lives. Finally, this study shows how, since the 1980s, Iranians have contested the public/private dichotomy as manifested in the Islamic Republica (TM)s texts, images, and actual physical spaces.