A CLOSE UP OF EGYPT

By: Boulat, Pierre

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135 pages; Brief gift inscription on ffep. Clean and tight in original stiff boards in pictorial dustjacket. Pierre Boulat was a French photographer who began his career at the magazine Samedi Soir in 1945, photographing everything from the singer Edith Piaf to life in Palestine. In 1948, Boulat moved to Cairo where he published Images d’ Egypte, his first book of photography. After returning to Paris, he opened a fashion photogrpahy studio, selling much of his work to the Parisian and American press.In 1957 he signed an exclusive contract with the Life magazine, a collaboration which lasted until the magazine closed in 1972. Interestingly, in 1972 Boulat went to the Namibia desert to shoot background pictures for Stanley Kubrick’s movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." The National Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris has acquired several of his photographs.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: A CLOSE UP OF EGYPT

Author Name: Boulat, Pierre

Categories: European History, Architecture, Middle East Studies, Photography,

Publisher: Aladin Publications: 1949

Binding: Stiff Wrappers

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Size: Folio 13" - 23" tall

Seller ID: 41387

Keywords: African Travel Italian Villas Egypt Egyptology French Photographers