عنوان مقاله [English]
In the book Visual Developments of Iranian Art, authored by Siamak Delzand, the author attempted to provide a theoretical explanation of developments in Iranian art in the first half of the thirteenth century SH through a descriptive analysis. Beyond linear narratives, the author has tried to address the dominant anti-discourses. He gained some significant successes along this path, but his effort can be criticized. The author has emphasized that, contrary to the post-colonial perspective, he has pursued another path in this book and criticized the post-colonial perspective that ignores "regional agencies", and he has been looking for regional agencies in Iran. By focusing on the concept of 'exhibition order', the author deals with the external and internal agents that reproduce this order and describes how this process has overwhelmed Iranian art. Such structural perspectives, restricts the author in studying the internal agency, therefore, the author's attention to the anti-discourses lacks an analytical approach and the text has been narrowed to describe the works and introduce the artists. The present article criticized and analyzed the theoretical details of the book. Although there are criticisms of the book, sources like this can provide the basis for introspective and endogenous theorizing about Iranian art.