TEHRAN.(Iranart) -The book ‘One Hundred Years of Cartoons in Tehran’, reviewing the history of the visual art in the Iranian capital over the past century, was published.
The book, written by Jamal Rahmati, is the fifth in a series of ‘Century’ books published by Elmi-Farhangi Publications, which has also looked into the history of writing, painting, photography, and graphics in Tehran.
“Cartoon and caricature are the new-age forms of art, created centuries after other types of visual arts had been established,” reads the back cover of the book.
“No one imagined that when late Tabriz-based painter Azim Azimzadeh founded the art of caricature in Iran, the country would become one of the major hubs for the art in the word a century later.”
The book also describes Tehran as the home to press and exhibitions – two significant platforms for the cartoons – in Iran over the years.
The 49-year-old author is a graphic graduate from the College of Fine Arts in the University of Tehran.
A winner of numerous global prizes, Rahmati has worked as a cartoonist with a number of Iranian newspapers, such as Hamshahri, Sharq, Iran, Farda, and Etemad throughout his career.
Source: Iran Daily