Re:viewing Egypt: Image and Echo by Xavier RoyRe:viewing Egypt: Image and Echo by Xavier Roy

Re:viewing Egypt: Image and Echo

Photographed byXavier RoyIllustratorXavier Roy

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

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In Re:viewing Egypt, Xavier Roy's breathtaking photographs of Egypt offer us a haunting vision of a country and its people. They are also a lesson in the art of photography itself, inviting us to experience images as metaphor, to extend our notions of reality. Roy draws us into Egypt's mystique, its scintillating waters, bucolic vistas, ruins, and places of worship. We observe the correspondences of shape and texture, perspective and repetition, light and shadow, and the vitality in the mundane and commonplace. A photograph of an acacia tree is juxtaposed with one of birds in flight, their formation and movement echoing the outline and feather-like aspect of the tree. Each photograph is at once an offer of tranquility and a call to interpret. Gamal al-Ghitani's profoundly contemplative introduction is both inspiring and inspired by Roy's gallery of one hundred images, compelling us to observe Egypt's riches not as passive onlookers, but as engaged, reflective beings.
Gamal Al-ghitani was born in 1945 and educated in Cairo. He has written 13 novels and 6 collections of short stories. He is currently editor-in-chief of the literary review Akhbar al-adab.
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Title:Re:viewing Egypt: Image and EchoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:152 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 2 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:The American University in Cairo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9774162951

ISBN - 13:9789774162954

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