First edition, signed and sealed by the artist.
An Iranian epic for the masses — CNN International
A gorgeous new translation of the Persian epic — NPR, All Things Considered
A Persian masterpiece, still relevant today — The Wall Street Journal
Simply breathtaking — Huffington Post
Brings new, vivid life to the epic tales of the ancient Persian kings — The Atlantic
ترجمه و تلخیص شاهنامه فردوسی که در سال ۲۰۱۳ با ترجمه احمد صدری و نگارگری حمید رحمانیان تهیه و به طبعرسید با موفقیت بین المللی فراوانی روبرو شد و اکنون در چاپ پنجم است
نمایش سایه ای نوآورانه بر اساس داستان زال و رودابه علاوه بر ده ها برنامه در آمریکا در کشورهای تایوان ، لهستان و کانادا نیز با استقبال بینظیر روبرو شده است.
کتاب نمایشی (پاپ آپ) که در آینده نزدیک به بازار خواهد آمد کودکان را با داستانهای شاهنامه آشنا خواهد نمود.
کتاب شنیداری شاهنامه بر اساس متن اصلی شاهنامه با همراهی موسیقی متن و جلوه های شنیداری برا ی نخستین بار شاهنامه را به زبان انگلیسی به شیوه جدیدی ارائه میکند.
Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings is the illustrated edition of the classic work written over one thousand years ago by Abolqasem Ferdowsi, one of Persia’s greatest poets. This new prose translation of the national epic is illuminated with over 500 pages of illustrations and will be published in April 2013.
The lush and intricate illustrations in this edition have been created by award-winning graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian, incorporating images from the pictorial tradition of the Persianate world from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The new translation and adaptation by Ahmad Sadri, retells the mythological and epic stories of the original poem in prose format. This Shahnameh is an extraordinary literary and artistic accomplishment.
Published by The Quantuck Lane Press, distributed by W. W. Norton & Company
Hardcover with slipcase, 592 pages, 500+ four-color illustrations
PROJECT CREATOR, ILLUSTRATOR, DESIGNER
Hamid Rahmanian is a 2014 John Guggenheim Fellow. His work centers on film and graphic arts. His work has been exhibited in international competitions and publications. His narrative and documentary films have premiered at Venice, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and IDFA film festivals.
He has won numerous international awards and his works have been televised on international networks, including PBS, Sundance Channel, IFC, Channel 4, BBC, DR2, and Al Jazeera. Mr. Rahmanian undertook the immense task of illustrating and commissioning a new translation and adaptation of the tenth-century Persian epic poem Shahnameh by Ferdowsi, entitled Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings.
This best-selling 600-page art book, which the Wall Street Journal lauded as a “masterpiece,” was published by the Quantuck Lane Press in 2013. His artwork from the book has been exhibited and purchased by several museums.
Mr. Rahmanian created a cinematic shadow play for the theater based on the love story of Zaul and Rudabeh from the Shahnameh, entitled FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016. He recently completed a pop up book, entitled, ZAHAAK: THE LEGEND OF THE SERPENT KING, to be released in 2017 through Fantagraphics Books in English and French. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
DR. AHMAD SADRI
TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION
Ahmad Sadri is professor of Sociology and Anthropology and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies at Lake Forest College. He is the author of Max Weber’s Sociology of Intellectuals published by Oxford University Press and selected as the 1993 academic book of the year by Choice, the publication of American Library Association. He has written two books in Persian, Reviving the Concept of Civilizations and An Apocalypse Soon, and his published translations include Saddam City (from Arabic) and Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam (from Persian). He lives in Gurnee, Illinois.
Melissa Hibbard is an independent writer and producer. Her latest film, THE GLASS HOUSE (2008), produced in association with the Sundance Channel received several awards including the prestigious Human Rights Award (OSCE). Her films have been well received by critics and audiences and have been part of Sundance, Tribeca, Venice, IDFA and Toronto film festivals and been broadcast on international networks around the world. She lives in Brooklyn New York. For more information visit www.fictionvillestudio.com
Sheila Canby is the Curator in Charge of the Islamic Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously she was Curator of Islamic Collections at the British Museum. Her publications include Persian Painting and The Golden Age of Persian Art. She lives in New York City.