Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965

Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965


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Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965 by Robert McCabe

The beauty and simplicity of the enchanted land as it was for hundreds of years.

"Greece has changed dramatically since Robert McCabe made the pictures collected in this book, some of them fifty years ago. Certain viewers— especially those who were also there at that time—might find McCabe's photographs elegiac. This is the Greece they too remember, glazed in dazzling sunlight and now gone. To me, however, the principal sensation they convey is pleasure…" Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

Robert McCabe first visited Greece in 1954 while an undergraduate at Princeton University. He returned in 1955 and 1957 via freighter from the U.S., travelling extensively in the Aegean and documenting a way of life that today has all but vanished. This stunning collection of 116 iconic photographs covers four areas: History, People, the Seas, and Orthodoxy. Introductory texts by Yale classics professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, archaeologist John Camp, and Greek mythology expert Edmund Keeley are presented in both Greek and English. The 116 photographs, made with a Rolleiflex and Plus-X film, are beautifully reproduced here in sumptuous tritone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593720216
Publisher: Quantuck Lane Press
Publication date: 09/06/2006
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 11.40(w) x 12.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert A. McCabe is currently working on a book of photographs of the Antarctic. His Weekend In Havana: An American Photographer in the Forbidden City is in production by Patakis Publishers and will be issued in 2006. He lives in New York City and in Greece.

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