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Desert Eves: An Indian Paradise

Clement, Catherine; Silvester, Hans

ISBN 10: 0810934752 / ISBN 13: 9780810934757
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Profusely illustrated with full-color photographs by Catherine Clement. 227 p.p. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16419

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Title: Desert Eves: An Indian Paradise

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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In this exotic, boldly colorful book, famed photographer Hans Silvester points his lens at the inhabitants of a remote village in northwest India to create an engrossing view of a vanishing culture. From his marvelous photographs and from Catherine Clément's poetic and provocative essay emerges a moving portrait of a people—especially the women—who have little, yet appear to have found great personal freedom.

Living in houses made of earth and thatched with straw, with no running water or electricity, the women of this sand village in the harsh Thar Desert still manage to adorn themselves and their homes in a dazzling palette of colors that reflects their inner joy. This engrossing view of a never-before-photographed people will engage anyone interested in India or women's issues.

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