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February 28, 2016 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of ancient (and modern!) Iranian architecture and design. He captures the structural and artistic intricacies of iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, including the tessellated and tiled ceilings of historic mosques. [via designboom]
posted by Room 641-A (6 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
If nobody else is going to say anything, it pleases me to be the first: thanks so much for this. These are so incredibly beautiful.
posted by Krazor at 8:50 PM on February 28, 2016

Goddamn, these are amazing, thank you.
posted by smoke at 12:03 AM on February 29, 2016

Utterly sublime.
posted by bertran at 2:07 AM on February 29, 2016

These are amazing, as others have said, and it pains me that USians are taught so little about these cultures and civilizations. I mean, this is humanity, and so many in our political and cultural structures work to de-humanize Persia and the "Middle East".

posted by allthinky at 5:03 AM on February 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

Just to add these wonderful ceilings here are a few more via design bump.
posted by adamvasco at 6:02 AM on February 29, 2016

Some of those muqarnas are just insanely glorious. Great post.

(Eric Broug is the current gateway author to learning about these constructions, btw.)
posted by scruss at 8:35 AM on February 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

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