The Eternal Light of Egypt: A Photographic Journey

The Eternal Light of Egypt: A Photographic Journey

by Sarite Sanders
     
 

"Sanders' images are neither descriptive nor picturesque—they are intellectually demanding and uncompromising witnesses of a 'here-and-now' experience of ancient Egypt." —Dorothea ArnoldSee more details below

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"Sanders' images are neither descriptive nor picturesque—they are intellectually demanding and uncompromising witnesses of a 'here-and-now' experience of ancient Egypt." —Dorothea Arnold

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Library Journal

This sumptuous book features 126 duotone photographs of Egyptian ruins from various perspectives, ranging from close-ups of ancient stonework that resemble etchings to broad panoramas of pyramids with dark, brooding skies. Made with infrared film, the images are imbued with a haunting, almost dreamlike atmosphere. Photographer Sanders, who has journeyed to Egypt over the course of three decades, masterfully composed and exposed each of these fresh and highly original images. Each photograph has been carefully selected and arranged and is accompanied by brief text or quotation, with sources ranging from Mark Twain to Florence Nightingale. Dorothea Arnold, curator of Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, contributes a detailed introduction about the images within the context of historical photography of Egyptian monuments. In her thoughtful introduction, Sanders describes not only her approach but also the deeply spiritual theme of the photographs. The book includes a helpful picture index with a thumbnail and brief annotation for each plate. This work not only depicts lovely artifacts but stands as an enduring work of art in its own right. Highly recommended for all libraries, especially art, photography, and Egyptian history collections.
—Raymond Bial

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500543627
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,264,007
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.99(d)

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Dorothea Arnold
Sanders' images are neither descriptive nor picturesque—they are intellectually demanding and uncompromising witness of a 'here-and-now' experience of ancient Egypt.

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