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Egyptian Festivals by Margot Veillon
Book DescriptionThis is a collection of paintings and drawings depicting the festivals of Egypt by Margo Veillon, one of Egypt's best-known artists. The cycle of Egyptian life is marked by festivals and celebrations: those for births, weddings, saints "mulids", national holidays, and, closing the circle, funerals. Here, Margo Veillon aims to draw the onlooker into the joy, exuberance, and occasional sorrows.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774246944
(230mm x 227mm x 12mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Margot Veillon
Margo Veillon, Hardback (January 2007)
Margo Veillon, one of Egypt's best known and best loved artists, was born in Cairo in 1907 to a Swiss father and an Austrian mother and died in the same city in 2003. For most of her 96 years, she painted and drew Egypt, from north to south, from countryside to city, as well as Paris, London, and other parts of the world.
Nubia, Paperback (November 2004)
From 1964 onward much of the ancient land of Nubia sank forever in the waters of Lake Nasser, behind the new Aswan High Dam. Margo Veillon, in the company of friends and fellow artists made numerous extended visits to capture in her artwork a lifestyle that has now vanished. This book is a record of her journeys.
Painting Egypt, Hardback (March 2003)
Margo Veillon, one of Egypt's best loved artists, here presents a sampling of her work from throughout her career, as represented in a legacy bequeathed to the American University in Cairo. The collection includes work from across the decades of her career as well as across a variety of media.
Egyptian Harvests, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Margot Veillon
This volume contains decades' worth of paintings, sketches and photographs by Veillon of the Egyptian countryside. They capture the colour, vitality, toil and dignity of life on the land. She records the women's chores, the floodwaters, the irrigation of the fields and the reaping of wheat.
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Author Biography - Margot Veillon
Margo Veillon was born in Cairo in 1907, the daughter of a Swiss business-man and his Austrian wife. She has spent much of her artistic career capturing the verve and movement of daily life in Egypt. She now divides her time between her homes in Cairo and Switzerland. Margo Veillon: The Bursting Movement and Margo Veillon: Egyptian Harvests were published by AUC Press in 1996 and 2000.
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