Egypt Yesterday and Today

Egypt Yesterday and Today

by David Roberts, Fabio Bourbon
     
 

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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

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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 more than 150 years later.

Fabio Bourbon's lucid essay introduces anew this nineteenth-century fine artist and contextualizes his images for the modern reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789774164101
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

David Roberts (1796-1864) was one of the most acclaimed landscape painters of his time. He made an extended trip to Egypt and the Holy Land in 1838-39, during which he made the series of drawings that brought him lasting fame.

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