According to The New York Times, John McDermott is "the Ansel Adams of Angkor.... His pictures are not just beautiful but iconic... dreamlike photos, which look as though they were taken in an ancient, forgotten world... becoming, in essence, the defining images of Angkor." McDermott's magical images let us enter an Angkor that is rapidly vanishing: the hidden realm of temples lost in the forest, a nineteenth century explorer's dream. He first came to Angkor in 1995 to witness a total eclipse of the sun. Inspired by the surreal, otherworldly light of the eclipse, he returned again and again over the next several years to create a definitive artistic portrait of the ancient Khmer temples. McDermott's photographs capture a unique moment in the history of Angkor: a pause on the cusp of their transition from remote jungle ruins to high profile international destination. In his images you can still wander solitary and alone through the giant stone causeway to a slumbering Angkor Wat, or watch in silence as a nun lights incense at a sunlit stupa. Created in a fourteen-year labor of love, Elegy is the definitive collection of McDermott's Angkor photography, with over 100 photographs. This exquisite coffee-table art book, with its lush images and subtle tonalities, was printed in Italy by Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei, one of the premier fine-art book printers in the world. The book is hardbound with a chocolate brown silk cover (the US edition has no dust cover), 256 pages, 104 tritone plates, 30x30 cm or approximately 12x12".
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Book Description McDermott Gallery, 2009. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This book appears to have been signed by John McDermott directly on the first title page. The oversized hardcover is near fine with light shelfwear. The mylar protected dust jacket is very good plus with some rubbing and edgewear. A nice example of a very scarce book. This book cannot be shipped to Canada or Russia. Expedited international shipping is not available. The delivery expectation for international shipping is 7-32 business days, depending upon customer location. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 007611
Book Description McDermott Gallery, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 9995099209
Book Description McDermott Gallery, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Hardback- without dj- Beautiful photographs- book is in fine/like new condition-Terrific find as this title is quite quite scarce---. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18820405454