Book Description

Introduction by Herbert Read The book is divided into five sections, each with notes on the plates, a map and an accompanying text by a different author: the Eastern Mediterranean (Freya Stark); the Valley of the Nile (Jean Cocteau - in French & English); the Barbary Coast (Bernard Berenson); the Western Mediterranean (Rose Macaulay) and the Aegean the Ionian and the Adriatic (Stephen Spender). Book design by Canadian painter and photographer Roloff Beny reflecting through his lens the unchanging impulse in man to build stone monuments of ageless devotion, as found during his travels to these places. In this book Beny uses 4 different paper colours, with a tipped-in colour plate, 182 full-page b/w. photographic plates & maps of each area printed in brown & black on beige paper. To the front: extract from Shelley's 'Prometheus Unbound'; titles; foreword; key map of areas covered; introduction & contents.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; Small Folio (over 12" -19" tall); gilt titles spine & large gilt vignette (Medusa head)) to front cover; black end-papers; This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges.
Author Beny, Roloff (photographs and notes on the plates by)
Date 1958
Binding bound in textured cream cloth with red cloth spine
Publisher Thames & Hudson, London
Condition Very Good (no Dust Jackets)
Pages 182

Price: £30.00

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