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Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley (Hardback)

Hans Silvester

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ISBN 10: 0500543356 / ISBN 13: 9780500543351
Edité par Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Magnificently produced, this two-volume publication is a superb chronicle of the Omo Valleys fast-vanishing and excruciatingly hard way of life, focusing on the fifteen or so tribes who live there. Silvester s beautiful and fascinating photographs portray painted bodies, battles, hunts and childrens games, among other things, and are accompanied by a text that documents the culture and daily life of the Omo tribes. N° de réf. du libraire AA29780500543351

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Titre : Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley (...

Éditeur : Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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In this ambitious work, Hans Silvester turns his photographic eye toward ancient Africa, the birthplace of humanity. Silvester was essentially adopted by his subjects during his travels, and his stunning color photographs present a rare, intimate view of their world.

The first volume of this deluxe two-volume set presents the everyday lives of the Omo people, their rituals, parades, children’s games, and even their battles. In the second volume, each photograph becomes a masterpiece of abstract art, revealing close-ups of the tribes’ traditional body paintings. Silvester’s accompanying text traces his journey to the Horn of Africa, revealing the fascinating beauty of a world now in danger of extinction.

About the Author:

Hans Silvester was born in Germany in 1938 and took his first photographs at the age of twelve. He became a master photographer and world traveler. His many books include Cats in the Sun and Lavender: Fragrance of Provence (Abrams).

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