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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (September 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500543623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500543627
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 0.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,553,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neither Sanders nor commentator Dorothea Arnold mentions it, but anyone familiar with late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century art photography will take one look at Sanders’ moody, crepuscular images of the monuments of ancient Egypt and for a moment suspect they come from that period, when the atmospheric effects of painting, especially impressionism, influenced the drive to make photography look like art with a capital A. Sanders achieves the gorgeousness of her pictures by using black-and-white infrared film, which heightens contrast—blue sky is black, clouds and the most reflective surfaces are incandescent—without significant loss of detail and imparts a soft, flannel-like visual texture. These are dramatic, rather terrifying visions that well convey the mixture of awe and fear that these massive statues and buildings have inspired throughout the centuries. Brilliantly displayed opposite extracts from recently deciphered Egyptian hymnody and the reactions of European travelers and researchers from Herodotus to modern times, and perceptively analyzed by Arnold, Sanders’ photographs instantly seem to be timeless. Egyptophiles and romantics of all stripes must see them. --Ray Olson

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“Sumptuous… the images are imbued with a haunting, dreamlike atmosphere.” (Library Journal)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By maiden pa. on October 31, 2009
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This book is a photo journey through Egypt. It is shot with infrared film in black and white. It is just short of 200 pages with captions of famous writing about Egypt under each photo.My only compaint is you have to look in the back for what is in the picture. So you have to go back and forth,but it wasn't that much of a hassle. This is a beautiful book for the price and well worth it. These black and white shots remind you of Harry Burton.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Sloper on January 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The pictures are beautifully captured in high resolution & high contrast, but the photographs are basically the same one seen in all the other Ancient Egyptian books.

As was previously said, you have to go back and forth to find out which picture you are looking at. The book lists a quote on the left with a picture on the right side of the book for a majority of the pages. Some have one small picture on each side of the book with a quote.
The book is printed on fine high quality glossy pages consistent with Thames & Hudson Egyptian publications.

If are a casual reader of Ancient Egypt, this would make an interesting coffee table book.
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