The Meaning of the Boulder-Dushanbe Teahouse describes the significance and interprets the art,
architecture, and gardens of the Boulder-Dushanbe Teahouse, an
architectural gem and a unique gift from the people of Tajikistan to
their "sister city," Boulder, Colorado. In addition, it explores the
cultural context of the teahouse and how the unique gift bridges an
ever-widening east-west culture gap and brings the people of two sister
cities closer together.
The book will interest and serve as a resource for people involved in tea, teahouses, and grass-roots efforts to build peace and international understanding; for members of sister cities organizations; and for students of Islamic, Persian, and Central
Asian art, architecture, and cultures.
Paperback first edition, 154 pages with many color photographs, including 20 outstanding closeups of the Teahouse art by photographer Roger Ewy.
Signed with personal message by author. (Please indicate recipient name and information in message box on order form.)
About the Author: Americans George Peknik and his wife Sabina lived and worked in
education in the Middle East for 16 years: five in Iran (two in the Peace
Corps); seven in Saudi Arabia, and four in the United Arab Emirates. Until his retirement three years ago, he was a senior instructional designer for ACS in Golden, Colorado,
and has been a student of Persian art and architecture for 30 years. He
speaks Farsi, Tajiki, and some Arabic. He lived in Boulder for eight
years and is a member and former director of the Boulder-Dushanbe
Sister Cities. He and his wife Sabina now live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
listen to an NPR interview with the author about the book click here.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 20 August, 2010.