Nubia by Margot Veillon
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Nubia by Margot Veillon

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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 had been fascinated by the vibrancy, color, and movement of the life of ordinary people in Nubia since the 1930s. In the company of friends and fellow artists she made numerous extended visits to capture in her artwork a lifestyle that has now vanished. This book is a record of her journeys. Presenting the Nile as this beautiful land's thoroughfare, her drawings and photographs reflect the impact of this world upon her. Veillon's diaries, notes, and pictures vividly illuminate one of the world's most visually oriented cultures in a style that is as expressive as its subject, thus offering not only an image captured at a particular moment in time, never to be seen again, but the sensitivity and skill of brain, eye, and hand that made that capture possible. Margo Veillon was born in Cairo in 1907, the daughter of a Swiss businessman and his Austrian wife. She spent much of her artistic career capturing the verve and movement of daily life in Egypt, and since 1936 the world of Upper Egypt and Nubia. She died in 2003.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774248795
ISBN-10: 9774248791
Format: Paperback
(300mm x 200mm x 3mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Margo Veillon by 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.

Painting Egypt by Margot Veillon 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 Festivals by Margot Veillon Egyptian Festivals, Hardback (February 2002)

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.

Egyptian Harvests by Margot Veillon Egyptian Harvests, Paperback (September 2000)

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

John Rodenbeck, director of AUC Press from 1974 to 1983, was a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo, until his recent retirement.

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