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Libye des Grands Espaces




The rugged but fascinating landscapes of the Libyan Sahara rank high among the photographic work of Alain and Berny Sèbe. Volcanoes and lakes or clouds which disappear beyond the horizon give an unusual image of the desert - perhaps more brutal and more difficult, but also more authentic. Lush valleys dotted with orchards and palm groves, or narrow and winding streets of old World-Heritage listed cities compensate for the absence of nomadic life. Mythical 'desert cities' leading to the ocean-like Sahara replace nomadic settlements. Meanwhile, almost miraculous lakes are heavens of peace where the soft swish of palm leaves interrupts a velvet silence. Redjem was born out of these contrasting realities of what remains one of the most exceptional environments on earth.

The book traveller will find in the first chapters of Redjem a wealth of historical information about these regions, laying the ground for the photgraphic discovery of the extraordinary beauty of the Fezzan, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and the north of the Tibesti mountains.

  Available in French (Alain Sèbe Images, Vidauban) and in German under the title 'Touknout, Faszination der Algerishen und Libyshen Sahara' (Schillinger verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau).
144 pp., 33 x 33 cm (13 x 13 in), 180 colour photographs, out of which 40 reproduced full-size, featuring rock art paintings and landscapes, 24 duotone, out of which 12 full-size, dedicated to the engravings of Wadi Djerat, 5 maps, introductory text (in French) about rock art painting, comprehensive captions. € 43.00