The book ‘Persian Architecture’ written by French author Patrick Ringgenberg will be unveiled at the 30th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), May 3-13.
Published by the Iranian publishing house Candle & Fog, the book in French contains description of different sites in Iran and their pictures taken by Ringgenberg during his journey across the country, Mehr News Agency reported.
It also includes poems by great Iranian poets Ferdowsi, Nezami and Rumi, translated into French by Andia Abaei.
Ringgenberg, 47, holds a PhD in history of art from the University of Geneva. He is currently an associate researcher at the Institute of Religions, Cultures and Modernity, University of Lausanne, France. He has written several books on the history of art and religions in Iran including ‘Persian Cupolas: A Sky and Earth Art’, ‘Cultural Guide of Iran’ and ‘Persian Painting or Paradisiacal Vision’.
His book ‘The Symbolic Universe of the Islamic Arts’ in 2012 bagged the two most prestigious awards in Iran: the World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Farabi International Award.
The 30th edition of the TIBF will be held at Shahr-e-Aftab (Sun City) in south Tehran.