Item description for Cairo Portfolio by David Roberts...
This handsome portfolio contains ten fine art prints of David Roberts' superb lithographs of nineteenth-century Cairo, selected from Egypt: Yesterday and Today (AUC Press, 1996). Between 1842 and 1849, on the basis of sketches made on the spot and aided by his excellent memory, Roberts produced the drawings that Louis Haghe turned into prints published by Graham Moon. These lithographs appeared in the original hand-painted deluxe edition. Suitable for framing, they reproduce details of the monuments and streets of nineteenth-century Cairo with an accuracy that today would be called photographic. This high-quality collection of prints celebrates the epic grandeur and fine detail of Roberts' views, in a format that complements his extraordinary artistic achievements.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 19.67" Width: 14.25" Height: 0.21" Weight: 1.54 lbs.
Release Date Oct 22, 2004
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774246209 ISBN13 9789774246203
Availability 0 units.
More About David Roberts
David Roberts, Reader in German at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, is coeditor of the journal "Thesis Eleven," He is the author of "The Indirections of Desire: Hamlet in Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister"" (1980) and other books.
David Roberts currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts. David Roberts was born in 1943.