Lithographic Shahnameh published in Iran
TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (Mehr News Agency) -- A collection of
lithographic illustrations of "Shahnameh", a masterpiece by prominent Iranian
epic poet Ferdowsi, hit the market in Iran. The work has been compiled by German scholar Ulrich
Marzolph and came out by the Chista Publications.
Entitled "Shahnemeh Album", the book features
illustrations which were printed during Qajar era in Iran and India and Marzolph
has gathered them from various libraries across the world.
He met Iranian journalists and reporters at
Tehran's Titr Café last year.
The professor of Islamic studies at Georg-August
University in Goettingen, Germany, has conducted 20 years of research on Iranian
folk tales, about which he has written many articles in Farsi and German.
He is also a senior member of the editorial
committee of the "Enzyklopaedie des Maerchens", an international handbook of
comparative folk narrative research.
Marzolph's "Narrative Illustration in Persian
Lithographed Books" introduces the history of printing in Iran and surveys the
The study supplies basic data on genres of
illustrated books, artists active in lithographic illustration, and aspects
germane to this particular field of art.
The documentation includes bibliographical
references for 116 illustrated books in a total of 351 particular editions and
150 plates with several hundred single illustrations.
He has written several other books, including "The
Arabian Nights Reader", "Persian Popular Literature in the Qajar Period", and
"The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia".
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