Item description for Anna's Egypt: An Artist Journey by Anna Baghiguian...
Though she has travelled the globe recording her artistic reaction in drawings and paintings, her roads through India, Canada or France always lead back to the land of her birth, Egypt. Her drawings of Egypt reflect her emotional and spiritual responses to the country's many layers of history and myth and to the people who populate them. This personal presentation of Egypt shares both visual and verbal thoughts as it leads us on a tour of this land of fact and fiction through words that paint pictures and drawings that tell stories. This book is as much about the artist as it is the land, and a treasure on both counts.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.72" Width: 9.44" Height: 0.43" Weight: 1.82 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2004
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774247248 ISBN13 9789774247248
Reviews - What do customers think about Anna's Egypt: An Artist Journey?
More than an art book! Jan 4, 2007
This book was nothing like what I expected! Originally, I expected a traditional art book introducing the reader to Anna's paintings and artistic work, with paintings somewhat similar to the one on the cover. So, when I glimpsed through it to find only sketches (in charcoal or pencil), I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed. But, once I started reading Anna's description of her sketches, I was so taken by her impressions about Egypt! They were so beautifully written, captivating, and sometimes even poetic. Her interpretations reflect a true fascination of Egypt and a genuine affection for each corner she painted there. She also included some historical narratives that added certain depth and understanding to her sketches. So, I got this book for its paintings, yet I ended up with much more!