Egypt: Yesterday and Today (Explorers & Artists)

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David Roberts was one of the most acclaimed landscape artists of the nineteenth century. In 1838, Roberts set out for Egypt where he made countless sketches of the most remarkable sites and monuments. The superb lithographs taken from his work, often created under challenging conditions, assured him a fame that has lasted to this very day. This admirable volume contains the original, large format plates from the first edition, which were published

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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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In the early part of the nineteenth century, Scotsman David Roberts produced numerous views of extraordinary Egyptian sites in carefully rendered, beautifully expressive lithographs. Lavishly produced, this large-format book highlights the diaries kept by Roberts as well as his remarkable body of artwork, which so lyrically captured Egypt's celebrated monuments and timeless landscapes. In a fascinating juxtaposition, photographer Antonio Attini contributes recent photographs depicting each subject Roberts interpreted so many years earlier. These contemporary visions of such historically rich settings offer intriguing counterpoints to the grand scale of the reproductions included here. Alice Joyce

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