/16 Iran

Walter Niedermayr


Our images and ideas about Iran are characterized by manifold distortions. During my three journeys to Iran, from 2005 to 2008, I sought to bring into focus the history of an advanced culture along with the current state of this fascinating country.

How is a five-thousand-year-old cultural history expressed in the present? How, in the areas of architecture and cityscape, does one deal with the ambivalence in the Islamic theocracy of today?

Walter Niedermayr, dal libro RECOLLECTION, Ed. Hatje Cantz 2010