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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Pictorial books on Bam to be published

Pictorial books on Bam to be published: "Pictorial books on Bam to be published
TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) -- Two pictorial books, “Bam, the City It Was” and “Wrecked Roof of Bam”, are to be published concurrently with the “Bam Buds” photo exhibition, which opens on December 25 at the Niavaran Cultural Center.
According to the secretary of the exhibition, Alireza Karimi Saremi, a total of 550 photos taken by Iranian artists are to be published in the two books, which will be available at the exhibition.

The 160-page “Bam, the City It Was” includes 175 photos and “The Wrecked Roof of Bam” includes 270 photos, added Karimi Saremi.

“Bam, the City It Was” contains unique photos of the city of Bam and the Bam Citadel taken before the earthquake, and the second book is a portrait of the city and people after the quake.

The introductions of the books feature sections written by President Mohammad Khatami, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ahmad Masjed Jame’i, Minister of Housing and Urban Development Ali Abdol-Alizadeh, and former Majlis speaker Mahdi Karrubi.

A total of 142 photos by 36 photographers have been selected to be displayed in the “Bam Buds” exhibition. The Niavaran Cultural Center is located on Pasdaran Ave."

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