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This is a beautifully presented tour down the Nile, through large, colour reproductions of 124 of David Robert's lithographs, first published in the 1840s. Each lithograph is accompanied by a smaller colour photograph of the site or monument today, revealing how much or, as in some cases, how little Egypt has changed during the last 150 years. Concise discussions summarise Roberts' journey in the 1830s and the recent history of the monuments and are complemented by short extracts from Roberts' journal. The companion Volume, The Holy Land - Yesterday and Today, is also avaliable.
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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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Book Description American University in Cairo Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 9774244087 This is a hardcover book with dust jacket. Seller Inventory # LA TOP CH1
Book Description American University in Cairo P, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P119774244087
Book Description American University in Cairo Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M9774244087