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Ethiopian Art (Sam Fogg) Paperback – July 29, 2005

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Hosking first visited Galapagos in 1970 and decided to pursue a career in wildlife photography. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and sits on the Associateship and Fellowship Assessment Panel. He co-owns and runs Hosking Tours Ltd.
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Product Details

  • Series: Sam Fogg
  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing (July 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095394221X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953942213
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,757,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fairly comprehensive presentation of Ethiopian churchical art. The pictures are very well presented, and sufficiently explained.

The book covers major artistic styles of Ethiopian Orthodox paintings, such as the Lasta school initiated during the heyday of the Zagwe dynasty and the figurative painters of the Ewastotewan style, as well as the influence of Italian styles during the 16-17th century in Gondar. I was also please to see a well written description of more obscure schools of eclesiastical Ethiopian art, which helps to reveal it as more than a generic church art form to show the more detail geographical and historical periods, and their respective symbolism.
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