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Mary Bennett
Portland, OR

Fodor’s Iran 1979

1979:  “Iran, a diverse country consisting of people of many religions and ethnic backgrounds cemented by the Persian culture, is home to one of the richest artistic traditions in world history. Educated and welcoming, Persians were among the first to use mathematics, geography and astronomy and also have extraordinary skills in making massive domes frequently seen in the structure of bazaars and mosques...”

2010: “The Department of State warns US citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran.” American citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest... detainment... volatile political climate with violent outbreaks... The US does not have diplomatic or consular relations... cannot provide protection...”

This book has been altered in a way that does not allow access to information. No matter the situation 31 years ago, those facts no longer exist. The current social, political and economic climate today presents a different world.

Altered vintage book, wall hung, linen tape, gesso, thread. 43.5 x 7.5 x 1 inches. 2010. Unique.

To purchase, please contact Laura at 23 Sandy Gallery.

View Africa: A Travelers Handbook, also by Mary Bennett here.




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