Almost a quarter century after his pioneering work on the iconography of the Iranian revolution of 1977-1979, Hamid Dabashi returns to a precipous collection of revolutionary posters from the pre-revolutionary period to wed them critically to the contemporay social and political causes of our time.
Dabashi notes, "This collection has a number of crucial attributes that make it a treasure tove of both the political and the aesthetic history of Iran in a global context, an in multiple and varied dimensions...it represents the multiplicity of ideological formations and political positions that we active in and out of Iran in their collective struggle against tyranny."
In Search of Lost Causes: Fragmented Allegories of an Iranian Revolution
Black Mountain Press 2013
Limited edition, #49 of 150