Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian - A Mirror Garden

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian - A Mirror Garden
Author: Zara Houshmand (Ed.)
Publisher: Anchor
Language: English
Pages: 322
Size: 20x13cm
Weight: 330 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780307278784
Price: €15.95
Product Description

Both a love story and a celebration of the warmth and elegance of Iranian culture, A Mirror Garden is a genuine fairy tale of an exuberant heroine who has never needed rescuing.

“Captivating…. Farmanfarmaian’s sumptuously detailed recollections are a rare, insidery look at two lost worlds.”

In Persia in 1924, when a child still had to worry about hostile camels in the bazaar and a nanny might spin stories at her pillow until her eyes fell shut, the extraordinary and irresistible Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was born. From the enchanted basement storeroom where she played as a girl to the penthouse high above New York City where she would someday live, this is the delightful and inspiring story of her life as an artist, a wife and mother, a collector, and an Iranian.. Here we see a mischievous girl become a spirited woman who defies tradition.