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Allah O Akbar: A Journey Through Militant Islam


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ISBN 10: 071483162X / ISBN 13: 9780714831626
Editore: Phaidon Inc Ltd, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1994
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First printing. Quarto, black cloth covered boards. 319 pp. including index Very generously illustrated throughout with black and white photographs by Magnum, many full page or double page. A photojournalistic journey through militant Islam. A very tight, clean, fresh, bright, unmarked and unread volume in a crisp, sharp, clean, flawless dust jacket. Fine in fine dust jacket. AS NEW. Codice inventario libreria 07574

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Titolo: Allah O Akbar: A Journey Through Militant ...

Casa editrice: Phaidon Inc Ltd, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Data di pubblicazione: 1994

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: As New

Condizione sovraccoperta: As New

Edizione: First Edition

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Allah O Akbar begins the call to prayer that resonates around minarets in towns and villages from Sinkiang to Morocco, from Paris to Timbuktu. Wherever in the world you are, the message is the same: 'God is Great.' It is also, however, the cry of fundamentalists throughout the lands of the faithful. Abbas, a member of the prestigious photo agency Magnum, has spent seven years travelling through the Islamic world to capture the diverse and striking images that make up this extraordinary personal diary. As a photojournalist he has covered major political events in the developing world including wars and revolutions, driven by a desire to understand and expose the intricacy of the internal strains pulling within Muslim societies. Abbas is undoubtedly one of the world's leading makers of the 'telling' picture, and the combined immediacy and subtlety of the photographic images create a constant visual stimulus.

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Allah O Akbar begins the call to prayer that resonates from minarets in towns and villages from Sinkiang to Morocco, from Paris to Timbuktu. No matter where in the world you are, the message is the same: "God is Great." It is also the war cry of Islamic militants throughout the lands of the faithful.

Abbas has travelled throughout the Islamic world for seven years to take the photographs for this extraordinary book. Driven by a desire to understand and expose the internal tensions within Muslim societies, he highlights the conflict between a rising political movement looking for inspiration in a mythical past and a desire for modernization. The quality of immediacy in the work and the subtlety of its composition provide a constant visual stimulus; the sequence of dramatic and often disturbing images confirm Abbas's reputation as one of the few photographers who can raise photojournalism to an art form.

The political influence Islam exerts on the world makes this book a work of enormous importance. Many Islamic societies seem shrouded in religious and cultural mystery, but through his words and images, Abbas provides a penetrating insight into the secrets of these communities and their world. Photographed and written as a personal account, the book speaks with all the urgency of a diary, recording a journey in the lands of Allah.

After years of dedicated work, in 29 countries, spanning four continents, Abbas has drawn a telling portrait, coloured by the turmoil and the tradition, the militancy and the moderation to be found in Islam.

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