Egypt: Yesterday and Today

Egypt Yesterday and Today The famous nineteenth century views with modern photographs of the same scenes David Roberts one of the most skilled landscape artists of his time set out for Egypt in where he made countless

  • Title: Egypt: Yesterday and Today
  • Author: Fabio Bourbon
  • ISBN: 9781556705182
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The famous nineteenth century views, with modern photographs of the same scenes.David Roberts, one of the most skilled landscape artists of his time, set out for Egypt in 1838, where he made countless sketches of the most remarkable sites and monuments during the course of his eleven month journey through Egypt, Sinai, and the Levant.Superb lithographs made from his work,The famous nineteenth century views, with modern photographs of the same scenes.David Roberts, one of the most skilled landscape artists of his time, set out for Egypt in 1838, where he made countless sketches of the most remarkable sites and monuments during the course of his eleven month journey through Egypt, Sinai, and the Levant.Superb lithographs made from his work, first published between 1846 and 1848, are richly reproduced here in resplendent color, along with Roberts s diary accounts of his travels along the Nile Valley from Alexandria to the fabulous Abu Simbel temples Each illustration is accompanied by a photograph showing the same view than 150 years later.Fabio Bourbon s lucid essay introduces anew this nineteenth century fine artist and contextualizes his images for the modern reader.

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    1. Absolutely gorgeous book, eye-candy through and through! Author published David Roberts paintings and modern photographs. Although the angles of the modern pictures seem frequently wrong when compared to the original depictions, they are stunning, and the book is a joy to handle.

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