shahnameh , shahnameh summary , persian shahnameh , persian legends


The book of Minimal Shahname
Original Paintings printed on this book

This project is a combination of contemporary literature
and visual arts done by Persian Artist, Jabbar Farshbaf.

The book is a good educational source for learners who
are not familiar with Shahname Ferdowsi. It’s the easiest
way to learn about the main text without reading it for
those who are interested in the book but are short on time.

The first feature of this book is summarizing the entire Shahname
and writing simply in two languages English/Farsi while
considering the main structure of Shahname. Decorative foliage
and difficult literary terms are excluded in the stories. Narrating
the stories in pictorial form is another feature of this book.

Linking images with the written content can help readers
of any level review the short texts in less time while enjoying
the vivid scenes of the stories.

What are the features of this book?


shahname paintings, that portray the scenes of stories from Shahname.
67 pieces have been painted special for this project, all in a size of 120x100 cm, Acrylic on canvas by Jabbar Farshbaf
Each painting related to a story

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Jabbar Farshbaf
Artist and investigator in Persian literature

Contact me if you have any questions about Persian literature, old stories and Persian legends