Item description for Egypt by Marcello Bertinetti...
Photographed from the sky, riding above the few clouds that cross the country, Egypt shows the best of itself. The course of the Nile, which cuts the desert in two from north to south, and the enormous delta provide glorious, lush vegetation sliced by a deep blue band. The white sails that slide over its waters and the spectacular monuments that line its banks, the human ants-nest of Cairo, the pyramids and the sphinx, palm groves and fertile fields, geometrical patterns created by dry walls, and the ever-changing waves of the dunes in the desert: all of Egypt's magical panoramas and incomparable light are offered here, seen in the unaltered beauty of their millenary existence. This volume in the series Flying High presents the undisguised beauty of a country through the works of a photographer who specializes in aerial photography, either taken through the windows of a Piper or acrobatically hanging out the door of a helicopter. These books offer extraordinary reportage of the patterns, light, and colors of entire regions, which can be taken in at a single glance. Short texts introduce chapters dedicated to particular aspects of the country in question. Brief captions aid the reader in identifying the subjects photographed.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.77" Weight: 3.97 lbs.
Release Date Nov 27, 2004
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854400041 ISBN13 9788854400047
Availability 0 units.
More About Marcello Bertinetti
Marcello Bertinetti, from Vercelli, Italy, graduated in mechanical engineering from Milan Polytechnic. He began his career as a professional photographer and journalist in 1978, specializing in reports on peoples and countries. Since then he has worked for many of the most famous Italian and foreign magazines and the most important photographic agencies in the world.
I love books on Egypt, but most of them if not all cover constructions (pyramids, the Sphinx, temples) together with jewelry, tombs and so on.
Since my main interest is the constructions in all their strenght, this is THE book for it. Here you have nothing but palaces, temples, pyramids, deserts, riversides and of course the Sphinx featured on the cover, all gorgeously shot from the air either around 8:00 Am or near 18:00 Hrs. This makes for great aerial photography taken at the best hours of the day to enhance shape, volume and texture.
This is a book on Egypt as no other you have ever seen. The publication is very well done, good paper, excellent printing. My only wish is that someday they release a full-sized (coffee table) edition.
From the air photos Mar 2, 2007
Great book. Recently went to Egypt and this book put it in perspective. Vendor took 4 weeks to ship.