English CV

Mehrdad Qayyoomi Bidhendi

Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University
Associate Member, The Iranian Academy of Art
Invited Member, The Iranian Academy of Science

Education

  • PhD in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid   Beheshti University, Tehran 2007
  • MA in Art Studies, University of Art, Tehran 2002
  • BA in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid  Beheshti University, Tehran 1987

Honors and Awards

  • The Award for Morality and Spirituality in Art and Research 2013
  • Distinguished Researcher of Shahid Beheshti University 2012
  • Seasonal Book Award of Islamic Republic of Iran, for Persian translation of Risāla-yi Mi’mārīyya 2011
  • First and Special Award, Farabi International Award, for “Principles of Researching Iranian Architecture in Persian Primary Sources” 2010
  • Research Fellowship, Farabi International Award 2010
  • Annual Book Award of Islamic Republic of Iran, for Persian translation of Meaning in Western Architecture 2009
  • Annual Book Award of Islamic Republic of Iran, for Persian translation of The Topkapi Scroll: Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture 2003

Memberships

  • Associate Member, the Iranian Academy of Art Since 2005
  • Invited Member, the Iranian Academy of Science Since 2012
  • Invited Member, the Iranian Academy of Persian Language and Literature Since 2012
  • Member of Editorial Board, Athar Quarterly Since 2013
  • Affiliated Member, Iran ICOMOS Since 2008
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Art Studies Center, the Iranian Academy of Art Since 2006
  • Member of the Committee of Architecture and Urban Development, Iranian Academy of Art Since 200

Present Positions

  • Faculty Member, Department of Architectural History and Conservation, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran Since 2002
  • Faculty Member, Iranshahrpedia (Encyclopedia of Iranian Architectural History) Since 2006

Past Positions

  • Head of the Department of Architectural History and Conservation, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2008-2011
  • Editor-in-Chief and Founder Editor, Golestān-e Honar (Gulistān-i Hunar: Quarterly of the Iranian Academy of Art, on the History of Iranian Art and Architecture) 2005-2011
  • Member of Editorial Board, Khiyāl (Quarterly of the Iranian Academy of Art, on the Philosophy and Theory of Art) 2002-2011
  • Faculty Member, the Iranian Academy of Art 2004-2007
  • Head and Founder of the Committee of Art History, the Iranian Academy of Art 2006-2007
  • Editor-in-Chief and Founder Editor, Khiyāl (Quarterly of the Iranian Academy of Art, on the Philosophy and Theory of Art) 2002-2005
  • Chief’s Consultant, Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization 2002-2003
  • Member of Jury, the First Congress on “Bath in Iranian Culture”, Kerman 2003
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Jury, the Third and Fourth Congress on the History of Iranian Architecture and Urbanism, Bam 2003-2007
  • Dean of the Office, Head Office of Museums in Iran 2002
  • Member of Editorial Board, Moozé-hā (Quarterly journal on museum affairs) 2002
  • Secretary of the Architecture and Urbanism Committee, the Iranian Academy of Art 2001
  • Deputy of General Director, Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization –Isfahan Province 2000
  • Editor-in-Chief and Founder Editor, Ravāq (Quarterly on architecture & art studies) 1998-2000

Research and Teaching Interests

  • History of Iranian and Persianate Architecture and Art
  • Islamic Architecture and Art
  • Theory and Methodology of Architectural History
  • Theory of Architecture and Art

Publications: 1. Articles and Essays

  • Where is the path of mosque and pub? A discussion on quiddity of the remained building from the fifth century in the province of Zaveh, (with Sina Soltani), in the Proceedings of the Congress on Abolgāsem Gorgāni, 2015
  • Architecture, Land, and Man: Rereading, reviewing and criticism of Pirnia’s suggested principles for Iranian architecture, (with  M. Abdollahzadeh), in Kimiya-ye-Honar, 2015
  • Roshtkhār Monument: Mosque or Khaneqah? (with Sina Soltani), in Nāma-yi Me’mārī-u Shahrsāsī, no. 13, 2014
  • Cultural History in Iranian Architectural History: Its Feasibility and Uses (with Nazanin Shahidi), in Mutāli’āt-i Tārikh-i Farhangī, no. 17, 2013
  • Hanjār-i Mādī: Water Management System in Safavid Isfahan (with Safa Mahmoudian), in Nāma-yi Me’mārī-u Shahrsāsī, no. 10, 2013
  • Khāk-u Khirad: Reflections on the Status of Architecture in Rumi’s Mathnawi (with Hamidreza Pishvaie), in Mutāli’āt-i Me’mārī-yi Īrān, no. 3, 2013
  • History of Mentalities in Iranian Architecture: an Introduction (with Omid Shams), in Mutāli’āt-i Me’mārī-yi Īrān, no. 2, 2013
  • A Flowers Harvest for the Friends of Architectural School: Reflections on Pirnia’s Achievements for Architectural Education in Iran (with M. Abdollahzadeh), in Fasl-nāma-yi Āmūzish-i Muhandidī-yi Īrān, no. 56, 2013
  • The Theory of Living Time in Periodization of Iranian Architectural History, in International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development, no. 7, 2012
  • Bām-u būm-u mardum: Rereading Pirnia’s Principles for Iranian Architecture (with M. Abdollahzadeh), in Mutāli’āt-i Me’mārī-yi Īrān, no. 1, 2012
  • An Introduction to Relation of Man and Space as Seen in Rumi’s Mathnawi (with Hamidreza Pishvaie), in Mawlānā- Pazhūhī, no. 4, 2011
  • The Islamic Artist and Zikr: Rethinking the Relation between Islamic Art and Sufism, in 2nd International Symposium on Mystical Aspects of Islamic Art and Literature, Kuala Lampur 2010
  • The Islamic Artist and Zikr: Rethinking the Relation the Islamic Art and Mysticism, in al-Shajarah, Special issue. 2010
  • Rethinking the Relation between Islamic Art and Mysticism on the Basis of Historical Evidences, in Tārīkh-u Tamaddon-i Islāmī, no. 12, 2010
  • Az Sirishk Tā Pārgīn: Water and City in the Persian Prose of the First Islamic Centuries, in Suffa (Soffeh), no. 48, 2010
  • In Search of an Iranian Philosophy of Architectural History: the Theory of Living Time, in the International Congress on the Day of Philosophy 2010
  • Reflections on Some Terms on Old of Calligraphy (with Mehdi Sahragard), in Pazhūhesh-nāma-yi Farhangistān-i Hunar, no. 15, 2010
  • From Tear to Sewer, in the 2nd International Conference on Water, Ecosystem and Sustainable Development in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones 2009
  • Az Sirishk Tā Pārgīn: Water and City in the Persian Prose of the First Islamic Centuries, in International Congress of the Islamic Philosophy and the Challenges of the Modern World 2009
  • On the Sources of the History of Iranian Architecture and Its Research Principles, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 15, 2009
  • Patronage and the Hidden Aspects of the History of Iranian Art, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 13, 2008
  • The Layers of Persian Garden, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 12, 2008
  • Gardens of Khurāsān in Beyhaqī’s History, in Suffa (Soffeh), no. 46, 2008
  • Restoration of Heart and Restoration of Clay: B. Shirazi among the Chain of Conservators, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), Special Issue 2008
  • Craft Ethics: Adab Treatises as Resources of Iranian Art History, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 10, 2008
  • Difficulties in the Study of Iranian Architectural History, and the Phenomenon of B. Shirazi, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 8, 2007
  • Temperament of Time: the Theory of Living Time in the Periodization of Iranian Architectural History, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 7, 2007
  • Safavid Isfahan and the Problem of Classification in the History of Iranian Art, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 5, 2007
  • Gardens of Khurasan in Beyhaqi’s History, in the Proceedings of the First Congress on the History of Iranian Architecture and Urbanism – Kerman, Bam 2006
  • Tārīkh-i Zākirāna: Seeking a Theoretical Basis for History and History of Art in Iranian Culture on the Basis of Beyhaqi’s History, Conference on Art, Tradition, and Traditionalists, Tehran 2006
  • Theory Construction and the alphabet of Theory Creating, in Suffa (Soffeh), no. 40, 2006
  • Architectural Training in Pre-Modern Era on the Basis of Risāla-yi Mi’māriyya, in Suffa (Soffeh), no. 42, 2006
  • Four Histories of Iranian Architecture: a Critical Analysis, in Khiyāl, no. 15, 2005
  • Three Monuments of the Ne’matollahi Sufi Order in Iran, in the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Seyyed Shah Nematollah, Leiden Univesity, Leiden, 2005
  • Oleg Grabar, His Thoughts and Work, in Dānishnāma, no. 2, 2004
  • Titus Burkhardt on Art, in the First Conference on Art, Tradition, and Traditionalists, Tehran 2004
  • Architectural Training in Pre-Modern Era on the Basis of Risāla-yi Mi’māriyya, in the First Conference on Spirituality and Art Education, Tehran 2004
  • A Plan for the Oral History of Iranian Architecture, in the Website of Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency (www.chn.ir) 2003
  • Cultural Heritage, Matter of Nostalgia, Confusion, or Life?, in the Website of Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency (www.chn.ir) 2003
  • After Forty Years Pain and Grief …: a Review on Ganjnameh, in the Website of Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency (www.chn.ir) 2003
  • The Architect and Zikr, in the Proceedings of the Conference on the Traditionalist Criticism of Modernity 2003
  • The Architect and Zikr, in Irfān-i Īrān, no. 12, 2002
  • The Shrine of Shāh Ne’matollāh, an Architectural Analysis, in the Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Seyyed Shah Nematollah, San Joze Univ., California, 2002
  • Ganj-Ali Khān Public Bath, in Ravāq, no. 4, 2000
  • For I’m the Sun-slave…, in Ravāq, no. 4, 2000
  • Hasht-Behesht Pavilion, in Ravāq, no. 3, 1999
  • Ghiyāssiyya Madrasa in Khargird, in Ravāq, no. 2, 1999
  • A Letter of Treasure: a Review on Ganjnameh, in Ravāq, no. 2, 1999
  • Risāla-yi Me’mārīyya and the Architect of Ahmadīyya Mosque, in the Proceedings of the First Congress on Architecture of Mosque −Past, Present and Future, Isfahan, 1998
  • Light and Sight in the Architecture of Kāshān’s Bazar (with Mahmoud Arzhmand), in the Proceedings of the First Congress on the History of Iranian Architecture and Urbanism – Kerman, Bam, 1996
  • Persian translation of “Ilkhanid Architecture and Society: An Analysis of Endowment Deed of the Rab-‘e Rashīdī” by Sheila S. Blair, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 13, 2008
  • Persian translation of “Four Sources on Shah Abbas Building of Isfahan”, by R.D. Mc Chesney, in Gulistān-i Hunar (Golestān-e Honar), no. 6, 2007
  • Persian translation of “Interpretational- Historical Research” by David Wang, in Suffa (Soffeh), no. 39, 2005
  • Persian translation of “Inquiry Systems and Research Quality Criteria” by Linda Groat, in Suffa (Soffeh), no. 37, 2004
  • Persian translation of “Pattern and Cosmology” by Keith Critchlow, in Jām-i naw va may-i kuhan (Collected Essays by the Prominent Thinkers of Sophia Perennia) 2004
  • Persian translation of “Symbolism” by Vital Perry, in Jām-i Naw Va May-i Kuhan (Collected Essays by the Prominent Thinkers of Sophia Perennia) 2004
  • Persian translation of “Safi al-Din Urmawi”, by Eckhardt Neubauer, in Khiyāl, no. 11, 2004
  • Persian translation of “Notes on the Philosophy of Persian Art”, by Ananda K. Coomaraswami, in Ravāq, no. 1, 1998

Publications: 2. Books

  • Theories of Architectural and Art History; An Annotated Babliography, 2015
  • Researches on Art and Architecture; History and Theory, 2015
  • Ten Stories on Architecture, 2015
  • Essays on the Theory and History of Architecture and Art, 2012
  • Persian Literature as Source of Architectural History: a Bibliographical Introduction, volume 1: Persian Prose of the First Islamic Centuries, 2012
  • Dictionary of Iranian Architecture in Persian Reference Books, volume 2: Proper Names (with S. Mohammad Beheshti), 2012
  • Dictionary of Iranian Architecture in Persian Reference Books, volume 1: Terms and Concepts (with S. Mohammad Beheshti), 2010
  • Trilingual Dictionary of Islamic Architecture (with S. Ali Emadi Estarabadi), 2009
  • Ganjnameh: Cyclopedia of Iranian Islamic Architecture, Vols. 9 and 10: Bazaars (supervised by Kambiz Haji-Qassemi), 2005
  • Persian translation of Risāla-yi Mi’mārīyya, by Ja’far Efendi and Howard Crane, 2011
  • Persian translation of Meaning in Western Architecture, by Christian Norberg-Schulz, 2007
  • Persian translation of the Dynamics of Architectural Form, by Rudolf Arnheim, 2003
  • Persian translation of the Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander, 2002
  • Persian translation of Topkapi Scroll: The Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture, by Gülru Necipoglu, 2001
  • Persian translation of Quranic Art and Calligraphy, by Martin Lings, 1998

Teaching Experience

  • Pre-Dissertation Course, PhD in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran Since 2009
  • Pre-Dissertation Course, PhD in Conservation, Isfahan Art University 2013
  • Pre-Dissertation Course, PhD in Art Studies, Isfahan Art University 2012
  • Writing about Architecture, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran Since 2007
  • Primary Sources of Iranian Architectural History, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran Since 2007
  • Introduction to Architectural History, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran Since 2011
  • Workshop on Dissertation Preparation, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2011-2012
  • Architectural Design (Studio 4), BA in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2008
  • Introduction to Islamic Architecture, BA in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2002-2007

Dissertations: 1. Supervised

  • The main questions of architectural history in view of experts, by Mohammad Nakhaie, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2016
  • Building and construction; reconsideration of the concept of culture and its relation to architecture, by Elnaz Najjar Najafi, PhD in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2015
  • Explain the theoretical bases for periodization of the history of Iranian architecture, by Fatemeh Goldar, PhD in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2015
  • Principles of Persian Architecture: Three Contemporary Viewpoints, by Shabnam Haji-Jafari Bidgoli, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2014
  • Nayin Friday Mosque: Rereading Its Physical Configuration and Dating, by Marzieh Niknahad, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2014
  • Some Basic Concepts of Architecture in Iran in the Transition Period from the Late Sassanid to the First Islamic Era: With an Emphasis on Ābādānī, by Motahareh Danaeifar, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2014
  • A Search for the Principles (ādāb) of Iranian Architecture according to the adab treatises, by Maryam Heydarkhani, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2013
  • Reflections on the Guilds and Roles of Qajar Architects, by Zahra Baradaran Khalkhali, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2013
  • Formal Structure of Tehran Bazaar in Qajar Era, by S. Ahmad Najibi, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2013
  • A Search for Khaniqah’s Architecture in Iran (Fifth/ Thirteen Century Khorasan), by Sina Soltani, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2013
  • The City of Visitation: Rereading Kashan City through the Window of Shiite Pilgrimage, by Zahra Chitsazian, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2012
  • An Introduction to Cultural History of Iranian Architecture, by Nazanin Shahidi Marnani, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2012
  • The Heavens and the Vaults: Levels of Architecture in Relation to Being and Human in Rumi’s Mathnawi, by Hamidreza Pishvaie, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2012
  • From Heavenly to Earthy Architecture: Architecture and Its Alternations in Ferdawsi’s Shahnameh, by Mona Bolouri Bazaz, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2012
  • Oral History in Iranian Architectural History: An Introduction to the Theoretical and Practical Issues, by S. Mitra Hashemi, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2011
  • Qibla in Iranian Architecture: Its Nature, Extent and Aspects, by Majid Heydari Delgarm, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2011
  • The Story of Fadan Mādī: Life, Architecture and Urban Spaces along a Canal in Safavid Isfahan, by Safa Mahmoudian, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2011
  • Architecture between Form and Meaning: the Role and Implications of Context in Architectural History, by Mohammad Gholamali Fallah, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2011
  • The Evolution of Iranian Architecture in the First Islamic Centuries, by Ali Akbari, MA in Architecture, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2011
  • Manifestation of Eternity in the Islamic Sacred Architecture as Viewed by the Traditionalists, by Nazanin Karimi, MA in Art Studies, Kashan University 2011
  • Architectural Terms in the Safavid Period: an Introduction, by Bita Qahramani, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2011
  • Architecture, Life and Beauty in Baburnama: Interpreting some Architectural Issues in Babur’s Autobiography, by Tannaz Latifian Esfahani, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2011
  • Running away from School: Pirnia’s Life and Work in Iranian Architectural Historiography, by Mohammad Mahdi Abdollahzadeh, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2011
  • The Role of Architecture History in Architectural Education: a Review of Viewpoints, by Fahimeh Fotouhi, MA in Architecture, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2010
  • From Event to Space: on What Sabat and Meydan Mean in Meybod, by Elnaz Najjar Najafi, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2010
  • Houraman Takht Village: a Physical Analysis in Geographical and Cultural Context, by Nasim Daryaee, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2010
  • The Role of Viziers in the Patronage of Architecture in the Second Half of Safavid Period, by Mahdi Soltani, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2010
  • Architectural Information in Qajar Documents of Estarabad: Kabir Family’s Documents, by Mohaddaseh Nazifkar, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2010
  • Sassanid Chahaar-taaq: Space and Meaning, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2010
  • Madrasa of Khargird: the Story of a Madrasa in the “City of Sun”, by Mahdi Golchin Arefi, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies 2009

Dissertations: 2. Consulted

  • The concept of Past in architecture history books of the West, by Fatemeh Tavanaie Marvi, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2016
  • Rereading Urban Historical Landscape of Isfahan, by Zahra Farahani, MA in Landscape Architecture, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2013
  • Sacred Meaning of Color in Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine, MA in Architecture, by Qodsiyeh Akbari Basseri, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2012
  • A Study on the Concept of Center and Its Role in Architectural Creation, by Zoha Nadimi, MA in Architecture, Yazd University 2011
  • Important Evolution in the Structure of Zanjan City in Qajar and Pahlavi Periods, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2011
  • The Relation Between the House Form an the Culture in Qajar Mansions of Tabriz, by Parisa Mohammad-Hosseini Baris, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2011
  • The Dual Role of Architecture in the Miniatures of Kamaleddin Bihzad, by Javad Modarresi, MA in Painting, Shahed University, Tehran 2009
  • Architectural Glossary of Mirza Mahdi Khan-e Shaqaqian Introduction to Architectural Glossary of Qajar Era, by Mohammadreza Gueravandpour, MA in Iranian Architectural Studies, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 2009
  • Reconstruction of Rab’-e Rashidi on the Basis of Its Waqfiyyeh, by Azita Balali Oskuyi, MA in Architecture, Islamic Art University, Tabriz 200

Personal Information

  • Born: Tehran, 1960

Languages

  • Reading and Translation Competence in English and Arabic
  • Native in Persian