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Isfahan is a short animated film inspired by stunning Persian architecture and created by Etérea Studios. H/T to friend and inspiration Ressentiment. For a great Persian culture fix (and much else besides) see also Reclaiming Space’s Iranian sister city blog Forever Under Construction, and also check out NeoResistance. The clip may need a few seconds to load.

3 comments on “Isfahan

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  2. homeyra
    18 May, 2008

    This is a great graphic exercise, but I am afraid to say not representative for the architecture. Although it has a few realistic images, most of it is far from the feel or the accuracy of the architecture.
    A pity they didn’t consult a connaisseur :)

  3. Ann E
    18 May, 2008

    I agree, that would have made it doubly potent were it more accurate. I think the creators too have acknowledged this, I remember reading on their website that they admitted it was inspired by Persian architecture but did not pretend to be an accurate representation of it. They did succeed in one thing other than a great graphic: it has made me want to see great Persian architecture for myself. :)

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