Three Views Of Oman: Society And Religion 1945 - 2006 by Wilfred ThesigerThree Views Of Oman: Society And Religion 1945 - 2006 by Wilfred Thesiger

Three Views Of Oman: Society And Religion 1945 - 2006

PhotographerWilfred Thesiger, Charles Butt, Edward Grazda

Paperback | March 1, 2012

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Collected here for the first time is a history of images of Oman, one of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents to Islam. A sultanate, the country sits along the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. From early days of world trade through the port of Muscat to contemporary engagement with international diplomacy and the West, Oman has always evoked beauty and mystery in equal measure. This art-house quality volume reveals an intimate picture of the country as its contours emerged over the last 80 years in the eyes of the West, as captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s and ‘50s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1960s, and award-winning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this new century.

Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (1910-2003) was a British explorer and travel writer born in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Thesiger is best known for two travel books: Arabian Sands (1959), which recounts his travels in the Empty Quarter of Arabia between 1945 and 1950 and describes the vanishing way of life of the Bedouins. The M...
Title:Three Views Of Oman: Society And Religion 1945 - 2006Format:PaperbackDimensions:117 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Broadway PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1931764298

ISBN - 13:9781931764292

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“This album illustrates that photography does more than capture moments of physical reality on paper. It is a medium between the contemplator and our widely strange and unknown world. Through the camera eye a window stays open, transferring moments from the past into the future, letting us participate again and again in something that has been, in a sense, lost. Three Views of Oman is a wonderful experience.” — Michael R.N. Jansen, Aachen University