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In a Desert Land: Photographs of Israel, Egypt, and Jordan

Neil Folberg

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ISBN 10: 0896597598 / ISBN 13: 9780896597594
Published by Abbeville Press, 1990
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15 inches, 355 pages, color photographs, four folding plates, "Neil Folberg in a Desert Land" by Nitza Rosovsky, index, gray cloth over boards with gilt spine title, color illustrated dustjacket. Jacket is rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 091017001a

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Title: In a Desert Land: Photographs of Israel, ...

Publisher: Abbeville Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: very good- jkt.

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These places are among the most beautiful on earth — the deserts of the Middle East, the Dead Sea coast, the ancient splendor of Luxor, the pyramids at Giza, and the eternal presence of Jerusalem itself — and their beauty all the more intense because of their rich historical and religious association. Breathtaking folio-sized reproductions of large-format photographs capture sacred vistas, images of awe, serenity, and ravishing beauty: the Oasis of Ain Umm-Ahmed, the view from the summit of Mount Sinai, a Bedouin orchard in the midst of a desert wadi, the dusty life of village and town, the Temple Mount, and the Wailing Wall.
Accompanying these photographs are Neil Folberg's delightful firsthand narratives recounting the humorous and harrowing adventures of a photographer in a politically troubled and naturally formidable land. While Folberg entreats only that you follow him into the landscape of his vision and derive pleasure wandering and wondering, the photographs of In a Desert Land — celebrations of beauty sacred and natural — are in fact moving prayers and persuasive arguments for sanity and peace in a reckless region and a volatile world.

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In this large, heavy, and luxurious book of color photographs of the Near East, Folberg's focus is the natural beauty of the rugged landscape rather than political turmoil. The images, splendidly seen and reproduced, are grouped by regionEgypt, Sinai, Jordan, and Israelwith each group accompanied by an interesting narrative by the photographer. Annotations for the photographs, together with small black-and-white reproductions, occupy a 30-page addendum. Nitza Rosovsky, Harvard Semitic Museum curator, provides an illustrated essay on the history of photography of the area. A beautiful book worth having. Frank Davidoff, formerly Consultant, CBS Broadcast Group, New York
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