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Touching the Mekong

Baldeck, Andrea.

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ISBN 10: 1931707553 / ISBN 13: 9781931707558
Editore: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, 2003
Condizione: As New Rilegato
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Large quarto, black cloth covered boards. 155 pp. plus colophon. Very generously illlustrated throughout with the stunning black and white photographs of author Andrea Baldeck, showing portraits and landscapes of the lands and the peoples of the Mekong River Basin which carries her through the major countries of Southeast Asia. A tight, clean volume with very frfesh cloth and pristine unmarked and unread interior in a very tight, glossy, fresh, bright, clean unclipped dust jacket. Fine in fine dust jacket. AS NEW. A beautiful book. Codice inventario libreria 09540

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Titolo: Touching the Mekong

Casa editrice: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Legatura: Cloth

Condizione libro:As New

Condizione sovraccoperta: As New

Edizione: First Edition

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Touching the Mekong is a visual exploration of contemporary life in those Southeast Asian countries that border, or contain within their borders, segments of the region's largest river, the Mekong.

Freelance photographer Andrea Baldeck, who traveled throughout the area in 2001-2002, presents 150 compelling images that encompass portraiture, landscapes, and still lifes, along with a brief essay that explores some of the factors that led her to explore this terrain with her camera.

The content and juxtaposition of these visual moments arrest the eye and kindle the imagination, with images grouped to create visual resonance rather by country or category. They stimulate questions and invite further exploration.

All were taken on location, unstaged, in natural light. Baldeck used no props or supplemental equipment beyond two 35mm Leica cameras.

This timely photographic study provides a visual reintroduction to lands now at peace, and in transition. It will appeal to archaeologists interested, for example, in the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia; anthropologists concerned with multiple ethnic groups and cultures, some threatened by modern development, tourism, and geopolitics; students of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism; and readers fascinated by the handicrafts and architecture of the region and especially by fine art photography.

About the Author:

Andrea Baldeck is a musician, physician, and photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited widely and are part of the permanent collections of major museums.

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