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Egypt Yesterday and Today

300 LE

Short Description: Also Available in French,German,Italian,Russian,Spanish
Authors : Lithographs and diaries by David Roberts, R.A. Text by Fabio Bourbon Photographs by Antonio Attini
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
  • Pages: 272
  • Hard Cover: True
  • ISBN: 9789774244087
  • Publishing Date: 1999

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. Superb lithographs made from his work, first published between 1846 and 1848, are richly reproduced here in resplendent color, along with Roberts’ diary accounts of his travels from Alexandria to the fabulous Abu Simbel temples. Each illustration, now arranged in chronological order, is accompanied by a photograph showing the same view more than 150 years later. Fabio Bourbon’s lucid essay introduces anew this 19th-century virtuoso lithographer and contextualizes his images for the modern reader.