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A mirror garden, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Zara Houshmand

Label
A mirror garden
Title
A mirror garden
Statement of responsibility
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Zara Houshmand
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." "Born an adventurer and a tomboy, Monir describes a childhood spent getting into scrapes and dreaming up improbable destinies. We see the mischievous girl become a spirited young woman defiant of tradition: traveling to America during World War II; training as an artist; escaping a disastrous marriage; and learning to support herself and her baby before Abolbashar Farmanfarmaian, an Iranian of royal descent, whisks her back to Tehran for her second wedding." "Home again and happily married, Monir discovers the neglected folk arts of far-flung regions and explores her own creative impulse, in which traditional Iranian forms reveal surprisingly modern possibilities. She throws marvelous parties, plays Twister with the shah, and delights in road trips in the decades before the rise of radical fundamentalism forces her to leave everything behind and begin a new life in New York."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 955.05092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1888.F375
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
A mirror garden, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Zara Houshmand
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A mirror garden, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Zara Houshmand
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
11087167
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780307266132
Lccn
2006048816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL134125
  • (BNAtoc) 2006048816
  • (DLC) 2006048816

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