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Morocco Hardcover – September, 1993

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams; 1ST edition (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810936313
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810936317
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.7 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #404,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews 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.

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book will be viewed by photographers and art lovers as a magnificent picture book, by travelers as a journey into the grace of Morocco, by architects as a model for design. This book made a trip to Morocco inevitable, and served as a reminder of the beauty of the country.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karen A. Davis on May 2, 2013
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Love this book. Recently visited Morocco and this book captured so much of the essence, lots of details to fill in the cracks, and a great perspective by Paul Bowles. Glad to find it.
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