“Matn” Institute of the Academy of Arts
Today, due to the new approach of society to the category of art, along with the expansion of art education centers and the increasing number of enthusiasts and artists, and the expansion of art fields, the needs of this important and influential segment of society has increased and become more diverse. Accordingly, the Text Institute of the Academy of Arts, within the framework of its mission to publish and promote art, tries to meet some needs of researchers and enthusiasts in this field by publishing works in various fields of art.
Publishing in line with the statutory duties of the Academy of Arts of the Islamic Republic of Iran in mid-2004, began its work by obtaining a publishing license and independently published books and translations in the field of art that was less considered by other publishers. However, due to the lack of specialized publishers in the field of art and the need to expand the activities of the Academy of Arts, with the approval of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, the Institute of Compilation, Translation, and Publication of "Text" works was established and in 2008 its statute was approved by the Art Council. Thus, the publications of the Academy of Arts from the beginning of August 2009 in the form of an institute affiliated to the Academy of Arts as a specialized publisher of art books continued to operate.
The purpose of establishing this institute is to compile, translate and publish books and publications on various artistic topics and approaches, including in the fields of philosophy of art and aesthetics, visual arts, architecture, and urban planning, literature, generalities, and art history, industrial arts, performing arts, and music. And it was a collection of articles that in this regard, by the beginning of 1400, this institute has published more than 604 titles of books and magazines along with a collection of art articles and other research works of the Academy of Research.
One of the activities of the Institute is to identify and study ancient treatises and correct art copies and try to republish these valuable and exquisite works, which can be reviving and preserving and spreading the valuable tradition of book decoration, in inspiring and creating new works of contemporary artists of our country. . The Text Institute has always taken special care to identify and introduce such important artistic copies; So far, over twenty exquisite works have been published and made available to those who are interested. Among these works, we can mention Shah Tahmasebi Shahnameh and Shah Tahmasebi Khamseh, which are among the most exquisite and significant manuscripts.
Identifying, preparing, and printing objects and works of art in museums inside and outside the country is another part of the activities of the “Matn” institute, which, despite their high importance and value, have been neglected due to lack of access and recognition. These works, after identifying and fully extracting their specifications, are published in both Persian and English languages exquisitely and are available to art researchers and enthusiasts. In this regard, several books have been published so far; Including the book "Masterpieces of Iranian Art in Polish Collections" in two volumes, which have been published for the first time in Iran and the world in collaboration with the National Museum of Poland. We can also mention the books of Iranian paintings, the treasure of the Hermitage, and manifestations of Iranian art in the collections of Hungary.
“Matn” Institute by holding the book unveiling ceremony of the new books of the Academy of Arts, active participation in domestic and foreign book exhibitions, holding simultaneous book exhibitions in universities all over the country that have art disciplines and offering discounted books, as well as holding specialized art book exhibitions always It has been trying to take a big step to introduce art resources to students and researchers in the field of art.
It is worth mentioning that several volumes of the institute's books have been introduced as university textbooks and many of them have been reprinted several times, especially in the fields of philosophy of art, aesthetics, architecture, and urban planning, due to the wide acceptance of readers. Also, numerous titles of the books of this institute have succeeded in receiving various awards of Book of the Year, Book of Chapter, and Book of Destiny (Book of Year 4 titles, Book of Destiny of 13 titles, Selected Book of Chapter 11 titles and Book of Destiny Chapter 14). The“Matn” Institute was selected as the selected publisher of the special section due to the publication of important and valuable books in the history of Iranian art at the opening ceremony of the 27th Tehran International Book Fair. Also, the Academy of Arts was selected as the selected publisher in the fourth ceremony of commemorating manuscripts due to the exquisite printing of Shah Tahmasb Shahnameh. In this ceremony, in the sections of translation and compilation, the books of masterpieces of Iranian art in the collection of Poland and the encyclopedia of seals and engravings in Iran were recognized as worthy of appreciation. In addition, in 2011, these publications were selected as the publisher of the music field by Khanomusiqi, and nine titles of books published in the field of music won various awards.
So far, the “Matn” Institute has published several titles of specialized books on art on theoretical topics, art history of Iran and the world, which fortunately have been used and welcomed by art scholars and art lovers, but unfortunately, some of these works have been rare and out of reach for many years. In this regard, another action of the “Matn” institute in response to the needs of the audience is the electronic publication of works published through the niche application. So far, more than 60 titles of books have been made available to those interested, and these titles will be gradually added and completed.
Finally, we invite authors, translators, and art editors to help enrich the activities of this institute.
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Postal Code: 1316753741
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