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Colours of the Oasis

Book Specifications
60 pp.

Colours of the Oasis

2012  |  Various publishers; distributed by NINO Artists and the archaeology of Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-250-1

O.E. Kaper

This book is a by-product of an archaeological project in one of the most beautiful regions of Egypt: Dakhleh Oasis in the Western Desert. The Dakhleh Oasis Project, founded by Anthony Mills in 1978, has always welcomed artists to the oasis. The desert and the relatively small fertile area of the oasis has formed the subject matter of their works. For some, it has also provided the raw materials, especially the pigments, to work with. This book brings together photographers, painters, archaeological illustrators, a textile artist, and a poet. Their work is widely different, but they all share the inspiration of the desert, and they have all been influenced by the landscape and the archaeology of the oasis in various ways. Published on the occasion of the 7th International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project, held at Leiden University in June 2012.