"Closed Circuit History is a record of Iran's eternal landscape of the past and a retrospective of an important Iranian artist. Ardeshir Mohassess is an artist of the first order, and as with all true artists he is an antenna and decoder of the society in which the lives. With rare skill and insight, using a few strokes, he communicates the truth of our experience. He has been drawing since the age of three, and although he received his degree in political science and law from the University of Tehran, his real interest was to draw his field, rather than practice it. His drawings were first published in Iran in the early 1960s and have continued to appear since, both in Iranian and Western newspapers, including The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and Graphis. Today, besides many private collectors and museums, The Library of Congress is also collecting Ardeshir's drawings.Clark, Ramsey is the author of 'Closed Circuit History' with ISBN 9780934211185 and ISBN 0934211183.