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LECTURE - Sensing the City: Public Spaces and Urban Experience in Safavid Isfahan, Farshid Emami


2015 – 2016 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents


Thursday, November 3

"Sensing the City: Public Spaces and Urban Experience in Safavid Isfahan"

Farshid Emami, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University