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Vintage Alexandria
By Michael Haag

Vintage Alexandria

Photographs of the City, 1860-1960

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Vintage Alexandria by Michael Haag

Book Description

This is an intriguing collection of archival photographs that reveals the forgotten heart of a great cosmopolitan city.Using vintage photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, many of them from private family albums, this book brings to life the world of that vanished Alexandria, a vibrant, stylish, and cosmopolitan city, the largest port in the Mediterranean, that was the prosperous gateway between Egypt and the world. Seen here in the setting of their homes and gardens, and on the city's streets and beaches, the faces of those forgotten Alexandrians come to life: the Greeks, Italians, Jews, and all those others from around the Mediterranean whose energy and expertise helped modernize and develop Egypt, and who planted their family roots in the city.This was the luxuriant and evocative city celebrated by Constantine Cavafy, E.M. Forster, and Lawrence Durrell, and they too are included in these pages along with photographs of scenes and people that were familiar to them. Vintage Alexandria traces the development and growth of the city, follows its story through the dramatic events of two world wars, and above all provides a background to the city's place in twentieth-century cultural history, through the eyes of Alexandria's cosmopolitan citizens themselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774161926
ISBN-10: 9774161920
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Michael Haag

MICHAEL HAAG is a writer and photographer based in London. He has photographed and written Alexandria Illustrated (AUC Press, 2004) and Cairo Illustrated (AUC Press, 2006), and he is the author of Alexandria: City of Memory.

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