11 de dezembro de 2010

African Ark Peoples of the Horn Carol Beckwith / Angela Fisher

African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa

Carol Beckwith / Angela Fisher

editora: The Harvill Press

ano: 1996

ótimo estado / capa dura com sobrecapa / formato grande / 320 págs / ricamente ilustrado / em Inglês / Text by Graham Hancock

"Inspired by a deep knowledge and love of the region, this magnificent book from two of the world's outstanding photographers is the record of a five-year jouney of discovery...A true celebration of the lives of those who still inhabit the cradle of mankind. "-

Two talented photographers focus on the Horn of Africa--an "ark" that shelters an astonishing variety of landscapes and human societies.

Starting with the Christian Amharas of Lalibela and Axum and the Falashas of Lake Tana, they complete an arc that takes them to the seacoast of Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, as far south as Lamu in Kenya, and finally to the remote peoples of the Southeast who still engage in stick fighting, body painting, scarification and the wearing of lip plates.

Other handsome peoples they depict include the desert-dwelling Afar, Beja and Rashaida, the Somali nomads of Ogaden and the ecstatic Oromo (formerly Galla) pilgrims of the Bale Mountains.

As in Beckwith and Fisher's previous, award-winning books ( Maasai and Nomads of the Niger ), their magnificent color photos (240 of them here) are the glory of this beautifully designed volume. Hancock's ( Ethiopia ) useful if uninspired text covers indigenous societies, cultures, crafts, religions, sacred places, dances, and cycles of life and death.


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