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A vanished world

Thesiger, Wilfred

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ISBN 10: 0393050866 / ISBN 13: 9780393050868
Published by W.W. Norton, New York, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Large white octavo ; 191 p. : chiefly illus ; 29 cm. Excellent photography. High quality reproductions. // Tribes -- Pictorial works -- Portrait photography -- Thesiger, Wilfred. A fine crisp copy in a fine DJ First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 30920

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Title: A vanished world

Publisher: W.W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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A stunning photographic record of cultures at the farthest edges of civilization by the world's greatest living explorer.

Wilfred Thesiger's photography career started during a hunting expedition to Ethiopia at age twenty. Three years later he returned to explore the Awash River and photograph the ferocious Danakil, who were reputed to mutilate any traveler they encountered. In the Sudan he photographed the Muslim tribes in Northern Darfur, pagan Nuer in the Western Nile swamps, and magnificent Nuba wrestlers. The visual drama of Arabia's deserts was the backdrop to Thesiger's emergence as a master of the portrait. In that harsh environment he captures the striking faces of Bedu companions posing unselfconsciously for his camera. In contrast, tranquil images of reeds, lagoons, and waterways characterize his matchless portraits of the Marsh Arabs of Iraq, whose way of life has now completely disappeared. Subsequent journeys took him to remote areas of Kurdistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and finally to northern Kenya, where he lived for many years. This book is the summation of a unique and magnificent career. Duotone photographs. Duotone photographs.

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Wilfred Thesiger's extraordinary journeys have won him the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Burton Memorial Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society. He lives in Surrey, England.

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