“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust (1871-1922)
This book tries to convey the explosion of information that both overwhelms and fascinates travelers who visit Egypt for the first time—as the artist herself experienced. Her photomontage images, as well as the unique structure of the book demonstrate how difficult it is to connect all the information pertaining to the area: geographically (with the maps of Northern and Southern Egypt, made from aerial maps printed on the fold out inserts) and culturally (the series of photographs of bazaars on the reverse accordion). Since the majority of the territory is desert, the book’s covers have been treated to allow the reader to feel the roughness of the sand and the smoothness of the water. Memories of Egypt is yellow (the desert) and blue (the river) to carry the reader on a tactile and visual trip along the Nile.
This book has an optional cloth-covered custom box with snap closure and paper title label that contains a smaller hard-sided pop-up holder that book slips into. $145 additional. Please contact Laura to order.
|Title||Memories of Egypt|
|Place of Publication||Milan, Italy|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Two Turkish map folk pop outs attached to an accordion base. Opposite side of accordion features an additional accordion attached. Presented in a printed wrapper plus a transparent paper slip case.|
|Medium/ Materials||Offset printed|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||Inset accordion measures 7.5 x 6 inches, opens out to: 35.5 x 6 inches. Two Turkish-style folded maps pop out to 15.75 x 15.75 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 100|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|