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Synopsis: Morocco - the name of this North African country conjures up romantic images of exotic Marrakesh, the casbah in Tangier or Fez, colourful marketplaces, and mysterious veiled women. No American writer is more closely identified with Morocco than Paul Bowles, who travelled there with his wife, Jane, in the 1930s and remained as a famous expatriate for many years. In 1991, San Francisco-based photographer Barry Brukoff travelled to Morocco to meet Bowles and encourage him to provide a text to accompany Brukoff's photographs of the country. Brukoff's photographs capture the look and feel of North African light, the brilliant colour of Arab mosaics, the characteristic shapes of mosque doorways and minarets, the bustle of native markets and the serenity of a desert oasis.
Review: Morocco is a land of heat and light, of vibrant colors shimmering under a North African sun. Clinging to the northwesternmost corner of the African continent, it has stood at a cultural crossroads for 1,000 years, its caravans penetrating deep into sub-Saharan Africa, its armies swarming north across the Straits of Gibraltar to conquer half of Spain before Morocco was itself colonized by the French. In modern-day Morocco, Peugeot trucks compete with donkeys for right of way, and women swathed from head to foot in djellabas and veils zoom through the streets on motor scooters. The cry of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer floats above the squawk and clamor of television sets, and businessmen in dark suits walk past mosques 1,000 years old during their daily commutes. Morocco is a land of heartbreaking beauty, color, and contrast, and in Morocco, author Paul Bowles and photographer Barry Brukoff bring it all to life in glorious images and lively prose.
Perhaps best known for his masterpiece The Sheltering Sky, Bowles has lived in Morocco for many years, and these previously published articles are a perceptive and entertaining introduction to his adopted land. (There's also a brand new foreword.) The 80 accompanying photographs are stunning, revealing a country composed of primary colors and brilliant shifts of light. A word of caution: open Morocco in a weak moment, and you could find yourself on the phone to your travel agent before the book is even half-read.
Publisher: U.S.A.: Harry N Abrams
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Harry N Abrams, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Harry N Abrams, U.S.A, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - some minimal shelf wear. Additional costs will be incurred if shipping internationally due to size/weight. Seller Inventory # 000396
Book Description Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0810936313I5N00
Book Description ABRAMS, New York, NY, 1993. Hard cover. Condition: Good in good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 128 p. Audience: General/trade. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0009053
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, 1993. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0810936313-2-4
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1993. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Brukoff, Barry (photographer) (illustrator). First Edition. Light general wear. Small crease to top front corner of dust jacket. Mylar cover over dust jacket. Overall an excellent copy with a beautiful collection of photographs. 128 pages. Seller Inventory # 000737
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Minor wear on Dust Jacket, some denting and scratching, light fading on spine, very small tear on front joint. Boards in VG condition. Binding is tight. Pages are unmarked. Seller Inventory # 038383
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0810936313
Book Description Abrams, New York, 1993. hardcover. Condition: near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Brukoff, Barry (illustrator). First. 80 photographs by Barry Brukoff. 128pp., tall, thin 8vo, yellow cloth, d.w. New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1993). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Seller Inventory # 248755
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st. Seller Inventory # S-606-06
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # 2547715