A Mirror Garden: A Memoir



A Mirror Garden: A MemoirIn 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 Here We See A Mischievous Girl Become A Spirited Woman Who Defies Tradition Both A Love Story And A Celebration Of The Warmth And Elegance Of Iranian Culture, A Mirror Garden Is A Genuine Fairy Tale Of An Exuberant Heroine Who Has Never Needed Rescuing From The Trade Paperback Edition.

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  • Hardcover
  • 322 pages
  • A Mirror Garden: A Memoir
  • Monir Farmanfarmaian
  • English
  • 20 April 2018
  • 9780307266132

10 thoughts on “A Mirror Garden: A Memoir

  1. Donna says:

    The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA is privileged to have a show of Monir s work on view this summer As a docent there, I was enthralled by Monir s life story first and soon fell in love with her work, as well Born in 1924, the fortunate daughter of a father enlightened enough to believe in education for women, Monir early found her calling as an artist Though WWII thwarted her dream of studying in Paris, she made her way with great difficulty to NYC, where she studied at Cornell, Parsons and the Art Students League, making the acquaintance of Warhol, Rothko, DeKooning and other prominent artists, while working as a fashion illustrator at Bonwits She had been accompanied to the US by three Iranian chaperones, one of whom she eventually married and with whom she had a daughter before the short marriage ended In 1957, she agreed to return to Iran to consider marriage to Abol Farmanfarmian, a humble man of upper class origins For the next 20 years, Monir found her passion for Persian architectural and craft traditions and became a collector and conceptual artist On a visit to Shiraz, she was inspired to use mirror mosaics in her own work after a visit to a mosque that some have described as looking like the aftermath of a disco explosion Centuries earlier, mirrors were the fashion in Iran, but they had to be imported by ship from Venice and many shattered in transport Clever artisans began to use the shards for decora...

  2. mandagram says:

    I loved this book It is a simple biography, but you fall in love with the author almost immediately She is a strong, charismatic, confident, and capable woman I was very inspired to make my world what I want it to be.

  3. Yvonne says:

    I have read many Iranian memoirs books by revolutionaries describing how noble or terrible the revolution was for Iran, books by children of govt officials executed after the revolution, many books by diaspora in many forms but, I must say, this book is one of my favorite so far It is an interesting and well written autobiography of one of the imminent modern artists of Iran She married into an influential family under the Shah after living in NYC for a decade and returned to Iran to live a very comfortably and productively Forced to flee after the revolution, she spent years in exile in the US before finally moving back to Iran I love how she describes the wonderful social customs in Iran of politeness and hospitality, something mentioned in every memoir, and talks of th...

  4. Hareem Khan says:

    I couldn t decide between a 1 or 2 star to give A Mirror Garden A appropriate title for this memoir would have been diary of an extremely wealthy Iranian artist and socialite that had little to no elements of an engaging plot Womp womp Don t get me wrong, I liked Monir but we could never be real life bffs I couldn t relate to her in anyway The chapters dealing specifically with how she created her art pieces definitely did not help Before starting this diary, I was hoping the political history of Iran would be a prevailing theme and she tried, but most often I was zzz ing She also had the unique privilege of marrying into one of the wealthiest...

  5. G-- says:

    A modern fairytale A Persian woman escapes to New York on a whim, marries and then divorces a horrid husband, and works in the fashion industry until she moves back to Iran to marry a charming prince Once there, she spends her time recovering priceless Pe...

  6. Leslie says:

    Although I listed this as a three star for me I did enjoy the read of the author s life, and was most interested in the culture in which she lived It gives a better idea of The Middle East than what we necessarily hear on television.

  7. Shallon says:

    An intriguing read I loved learning about a new culture and seeing pieces of history through the eyes of an artist.

  8. Catherine says:

    Great photos I m sure she s an interesting person, but I just couldn t stick with it.

  9. Dolores says:

    A really interesting memoir about an artist born in Iran in 1924 who lived through the reign of the Shah and the turmoil after the Revolution.

  10. Michele says:

    The treasures of a country my always be valued, and this is what Monir has set out to do.

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