Margo Veillon: Nubia: Sketches, Notes, and Photographs

Margo Veillon: Nubia: Sketches, Notes, and Photographs

AUC Press

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John Rodenbeck

From 1964 onward much of the ancient land of Nubia sank forever in the waters of Lake Nasser, behind the new Aswan High Dam. Margo Veillon had been fascinated by the vibrancy, color, and movement of the life of ordinary people in Nubia since the 1930s. In the company of friends and fellow artists she made numerous extended visits to capture in her artwork a lifestyle that has now vanished. This book is a record of her journeys. Presenting the Nile as this beautiful landÕs thoroughfare, her drawings and photographs reflect the impact of this world upon her. VeillonÕs diaries, notes, and pictures vividly illuminate one of the worldÕs most visually oriented cultures in a style that is as expressive as its subject, thus offering not only an image captured at a particular moment in time, which will never be seen again, but the sensitivity and skill of brain, eye, and hand that made that capture possible.



Also available:

Margo Veillon: The Bursting Movement

edited by Charlotte Hug (AUC Press, 1996)

Margo Veillon: Egyptian Harvests

edited by Charlotte Hug (AUC Press, 2000)

Margo Veillon: Egyptian Festivals

edited by Bruno Ronfard (AUC Press, 2002)

Margo Veillon: Painting Egypt: The Masterpiece Collection at the American University in Cairo

edited by Bruno Ronfard (AUC Press, 2003)


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