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The Holy Land : yesterday and today ; lithographs and diaries

Author: David Roberts; Fabio Bourbon; Antonio Attini
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Roberts was born in 1796 at Stockbridge, near Edinburgh, to an extremely humble family. He spent his childhood in total but dignified poverty, which did nothing to prevent him, however, from showing early but remarkable artistic gifts. Gifted with great determination and equal talents, Roberts succeeded in overcoming his humble beginnings, and quickly became one of the most acclaimed artists of the period. An
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Genre/Form: In art
Named Person: David Roberts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Roberts; Fabio Bourbon; Antonio Attini
ISBN: 1556704623 9781556704628
OCLC Number: 34900486
Notes: Previously published: Vercelli, Italy : White Star, 1994.
Description: 270 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 37 cm
Other Titles: Yesterday and today, the Holy Land
Responsibility: by David Roberts ; [texts by Fabio Bourbon ; photographs by Antonio Attini ; design by Patrizia Balocco Lovisetti ; translation by Anthony Shugaar].

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David Roberts was born in 1796 at Stockbridge, near Edinburgh, to an extremely humble family. He spent his childhood in total but dignified poverty, which did nothing to prevent him, however, from showing early but remarkable artistic gifts. Gifted with great determination and equal talents, Roberts succeeded in overcoming his humble beginnings, and quickly became one of the most acclaimed artists of the period. An excellent landscape artist, after traveling repeatedly.

Throughout Europe, he set out for Egypt in 1838, and during the first months of the following years, he toured the Sinai Peninsula, Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, the coast of Lebanon, and Baalbec. The lithographs taken from the sketches he made during that remarkable journey of exploration in the Holy Land, and published in London by Francis Graham Moon between 1842 and 1849, assured him a fame that has lasted to the present day. This volume contains the original plates.

Of the first edition, in large format, arranged for the first time in correct chronological order, with commentary and considerable extracts from Roberts' journal. Each illustration, moreover, is paired with a photograph that depicts the same a century and a half later.

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