Egypt : A View from Above (Hardcover)

Author: Jacq, Christian

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Egypt''s landscape, from sand-swept desert ruins to the brilliant water of the Red Sea to the vibrant city of Cairo, is as legendary as its mythical history. Home to hieroglyphs, pharaohs, and the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt''s rich cultural heritage truly merits its place in the cradle of civilization. In this breathtaking photographic journey down the Nile river, renowned photographer Philip Plisson travels by air with bestselling author and Egyptologist Christian Jacq to create this celebration of a spectacular landscape. Plisson''s expert lens captures stunning icons of antiquity with the same grace and beauty as it presents the people of Egypt, subsisting as they have for centuries in communities along the Nile delta. Jacq''s illuminating text provides a history of the subjects of Plisson''s 250 splendid photos, inviting readers to rediscover Egypt as they have never known it before.

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Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
Mfg Part# 9780810984332
SKU 211229226
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0810984334
Release Date 12/1/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 12.25H x 11.5L x 1T
From the Publisher
Editors Note From sand-swept desert ruins to the brilliant water of the Red Sea to the vibrant city of Cairo, Egypt's landscape is as legendary as its mythical history. Home to hieroglyphs, pharaohs, and the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt's rich cultural heritage truly merits it a place in the Cradle of Civilization.|In this breathtaking photographic journey, renowned photographer Philip Plisson travels with bestselling author and Egyptologist Christian Jacq to celebrate the many places and faces of this spectacular land. Plisson's expert lens captures stunning icons of antiquity with the same grace and beauty as it presents the people of Egypt: at work, at play, subsisting as they have for centuries in communities along the Nile Delta and, at the same time, enjoying all that modernity has to offer.  Jacq's illuminating text provides insight to Plisson's 250 splendid photos, inviting readers to rediscover Egypt as they've never known it before.||
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0333
Publisher ABRAMS
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