کتاب زندگی: کتاب زندگی مروری بر کارهای اولیه علی اکبر صادقی است که در این دوره زمانی، روند شکل گیری زیبایی شناسی هنری این هنرمند بررسی شده است. در این دوره علی اکبر رسانه های هنری مختلفی مانند گرافیک، ویترای، انیمیشن و تصویرسازی را تجربه کرد. با مروری بر فعالیت های او در این دوره جنبه هایی از تاریخ هنری اجتماعی ایران از سال ۱۳۳۰ تا اواسط دهه پنجاه نمایان می گردد
کتاب عشق: کتاب عشق مروری بر نقاشی های علی اکبر صادقی است که از میانه دهه پنجاه با مجموعه اسطوره و ریاضی آغاز شد و تا ۳۰ سال به طول انجامید. مجموعه آثار دیگر او مانند استتار، میخ ها، تولدی دیگر و ائتلاف بازتاب دقیقی از جهان شگرف فراواقعگرای هنرمند است
کتاب گمگشتگی: کتاب گمگشتگی مجموعه اشعاری را شامل می شود که علی اکبر در طی یک دوره ی افسردگی شدید بین سال های ۱۳۸۴ و ۱۳۸۵ سرود. در آن دوره او رمقی برای دست گرفتن قلم و نقاشی نداشت. فضای کلی شعرهایش بسیار سرگشته و ابتدایی در برخورد با فضای اطرافش و طبیعت است. هر شعر با طرحی کوچک که یادآور عناصر تصویری موجود شعر است، معرفی می شود
The books focus on Sadeghi's many diverse artistic activities, highlighting his expansive practice across many artistic fields. The launch will celebrate three books which cover the artist's works from the 1960's to date.
The Life Book is a survey of Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s seminal works, which molded his artistic aesthetics over two decades. In this era, he experimented with various media and techniques such as graphic design, vitrail, and film. By reviewing this phase, various aspects of the artistic and sociological history of Iran during 1950s to 1970s, are revealed.
The Love Book is a survey of Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s paintings from the 1970s, beginning with the “Myth & Math” series, which span over a period of 30 years. The other series of works such as Coalition, Nails, Rebirth and Camouflage give a more precise insight into the artist’s fascinating surreal world.
The Lost Book is a collection Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s poetry, written between 2005 and 2006 when he suffered from severe depression and was unable to paint. His poetry shows a vague and naive altitude towards the world surrounding him. Each piece is represented by a small drawing composed of elements mentioned in the related poem.
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.