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The Eternal Light of Egypt

Sanders, Sarite; Dorothea Arnold

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ISBN 10: 9774161149 / ISBN 13: 9789774161148
Published by American University in Cairo Press, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Eternal Light of Egypt

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

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For centuries visitors have been awed by ancient Egypt's monuments, seeing in them testimony to a mysterious past and the remembrance of forces greater and more subtle than the corporeal world they inhabit. With stunning photography complemented by quotations from a range of textual sources, "The Eternal Light of Egypt" speaks to that testimony with a fresh, exploratory voice. A brooding face carved in stone, monuments of unsparing majesty, clouds spread out against an immutable sky, delicate patterns of palm fronds caught in a shimmering half-light. Like the figurative language of dreams, Sarite Sanders's haunting black-and-white photographs bring the enigmatic narrative of Egypt's ancient monuments into sharp relief, forcing us to see pyramids, statues, or the breathtaking architectural sweep of temples once again for the first time, in an austere and unscripted visual poetry.Photographed using infra-red film, the images are often dark and edgy, hinting at an underlying restlessness and the transience of all those who stand in the monuments' shadow. With over 100 black-and-white photographs, "The Eternal Light of Egypt" is both a meditation and a rare, lyrical work, inviting the observer to revisit and engage with Egypt's most enduring legacy to the imagination.

About the Author:

Sarite Sanders, formerly a professional dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Toronto Dance Theatre, is a photographer who has traveled to Egypt over three decades in the company of writers, scholars, artists, and Egyptologists. Her photographs are held in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Samuel Dorfsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York.

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