Item PL6

Dimensions: 48 x 24 cm.  $35.00 This vintage print has some slight wear around the edges of the border due to age; this does not affect the actual image and will not be visible once the print is properly matted and framed.

The caption on the bottom of the print reads as follows:

 Wind Tower, Broujerdi House, Kashan

The strategies that have evolved in Iran to combat the rigors of the environment demonstrate a practical inventiveness that goes beyond the merely functional to provide both workable and beautiful solutions. The vents in this wind tower are arranged so as to catch the slightest cooling breath of wind, and carry it down to the chambers beneath. Although almost entirely replaced by electric air conditioning, those examples that still remain are possessed of a charm that speaks of the close relationship between form and function in classical Iranian architecture.