The Resource Under the spell of Arabia, photographs by Mathias Oppersdorff

Under the spell of Arabia, photographs by Mathias Oppersdorff

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Under the spell of Arabia
Title
Under the spell of Arabia
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Mathias Oppersdorff
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The ravishing black-and-white images collected for this volume were hard won. In the early 1970s photographer Mathias Oppersdorff traveled to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, and Yemen. Many obstacles stood in his way: Oppersdorff spoke no Arabic, Islamic culture discourages photography, and travel was largely forbidden. But the resourceful Oppersdorff gained unprecedented access to people and places ordinarily closed to Westerners. His photos document Bedouin life, capture panoramic desert vistas, and hint at the enormous changes oil money would bring to traditional societies." "The tall, blond stranger was greeted warmly and treated to spontaneous hospitality. His empathic, classical images convey the pathos and dignity of daily life. His subjects work, socialize, and brave the harsh but magnificent landscape. Aesthetically, his work goes beyond the subject matter. Thirty years later, the world Oppersdorff portrays has largely vanished in the name of progress. We are fortunate to have access to this photographer's transcendent vision of ancient cultures on the cusp of irreversible change."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
953
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS36.65
LC item number
.O67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Under the spell of Arabia, photographs by Mathias Oppersdorff
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Under the spell of Arabia, photographs by Mathias Oppersdorff
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Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5866733
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Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9780815607007
Lccn
00049265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
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