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AlUla


€820,00

ASSOULINE

9781614289357

32511811682403

Free economy shipping in Europe on 100€+ orders - Ships same day if order placed before 1pm GMT

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Description

Take a journey through the remarkable oasis known as AlUla, a spectacular landscape nestled deep within the ancient sands of northwest Saudi Arabia. The history of the vast and fruitful valley of AlUla, also known as Wadi al-Qura (Valley of Villages), can be traced back to the Paleolithic period, around 200,000 BCE, when humans first settled there, to the modern populations who explore it today. Presented in all its stark beauty, Assouline’s newest Spring title AlUla leads readers through this beautiful land’s rugged mountains and striking canyons, a fertile valley that formed a natural passage for caravans and travellers on the Incense trade route, with plentiful groundwater and soil that allowed many civilizations to thrive for thousands of years. Each page delves into this land’s ancient mystique while highlighting the people who have also left their powerful mark on the land. From prehistoric hunter-gatherers, to the Dadanites, the Nabataeans, the Romans, early Muslims, to present-day populations who have mingled and exchanged cultural ideas, AlUla is filled with countless traces of age-old sites, languages, culture and economic prosperity.

Available in Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate and XXL formats, this oversize luxury volume is a true historic treasure of human milestones and natural wonders, sharing the majesty of AlUla.

Details
  • 156 pages
  • 90 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in May 2020
  • L 35.5 x W 42 cm D 7.6 cm
  • Handcrafted edition in a luxury clamshell case
  • ISBN: 9781614289357
  • 8.1 kg
About the Author

Robert Polidori began his career in the mid-1980s, when he photographed the Restoration of Versailles, and he has since documented sites across the globe. The New Yorker commissioned him to photograph New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the images were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Preferring the beauty and stillness of working with a large-format camera and slow shutter speeds, Polidori thinks of rooms as vessels for memory. He has twice won the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, he has published over a dozen photo books, he has had major solo exhibitions in important galleries, and his work is held in the collections of many prominent museums around the world.

Craftsmanship

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.

NEW ARRIVAL

AlUla
€820,00

ASSOULINE

9781614289357

32511811682403

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Free economy shipping in Europe on 100€+ orders - Ships same day if order placed before 1pm GMT

Add to Wishlist
Description

Take a journey through the remarkable oasis known as AlUla, a spectacular landscape nestled deep within the ancient sands of northwest Saudi Arabia. The history of the vast and fruitful valley of AlUla, also known as Wadi al-Qura (Valley of Villages), can be traced back to the Paleolithic period, around 200,000 BCE, when humans first settled there, to the modern populations who explore it today. Presented in all its stark beauty, Assouline’s newest Spring title AlUla leads readers through this beautiful land’s rugged mountains and striking canyons, a fertile valley that formed a natural passage for caravans and travellers on the Incense trade route, with plentiful groundwater and soil that allowed many civilizations to thrive for thousands of years. Each page delves into this land’s ancient mystique while highlighting the people who have also left their powerful mark on the land. From prehistoric hunter-gatherers, to the Dadanites, the Nabataeans, the Romans, early Muslims, to present-day populations who have mingled and exchanged cultural ideas, AlUla is filled with countless traces of age-old sites, languages, culture and economic prosperity.

Available in Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate and XXL formats, this oversize luxury volume is a true historic treasure of human milestones and natural wonders, sharing the majesty of AlUla.

Details
  • 156 pages
  • 90 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in May 2020
  • L 35.5 x W 42 cm D 7.6 cm
  • Handcrafted edition in a luxury clamshell case
  • ISBN: 9781614289357
  • 8.1 kg
About the Author

Robert Polidori began his career in the mid-1980s, when he photographed the Restoration of Versailles, and he has since documented sites across the globe. The New Yorker commissioned him to photograph New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the images were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Preferring the beauty and stillness of working with a large-format camera and slow shutter speeds, Polidori thinks of rooms as vessels for memory. He has twice won the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, he has published over a dozen photo books, he has had major solo exhibitions in important galleries, and his work is held in the collections of many prominent museums around the world.

Craftsmanship

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.

Description

Details

About the Author

Craftsmanship

Take a journey through the remarkable oasis known as AlUla, a spectacular landscape nestled deep within the ancient sands of northwest Saudi Arabia. The history of the vast and fruitful valley of AlUla, also known as Wadi al-Qura (Valley of Villages), can be traced back to the Paleolithic period, around 200,000 BCE, when humans first settled there, to the modern populations who explore it today. Presented in all its stark beauty, Assouline’s newest Spring title AlUla leads readers through this beautiful land’s rugged mountains and striking canyons, a fertile valley that formed a natural passage for caravans and travellers on the Incense trade route, with plentiful groundwater and soil that allowed many civilizations to thrive for thousands of years. Each page delves into this land’s ancient mystique while highlighting the people who have also left their powerful mark on the land. From prehistoric hunter-gatherers, to the Dadanites, the Nabataeans, the Romans, early Muslims, to present-day populations who have mingled and exchanged cultural ideas, AlUla is filled with countless traces of age-old sites, languages, culture and economic prosperity.

Available in Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate and XXL formats, this oversize luxury volume is a true historic treasure of human milestones and natural wonders, sharing the majesty of AlUla.

  • 156 pages
  • 90 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in May 2020
  • L 35.5 x W 42 cm D 7.6 cm
  • Handcrafted edition in a luxury clamshell case
  • ISBN: 9781614289357
  • 8.1 kg

Robert Polidori began his career in the mid-1980s, when he photographed the Restoration of Versailles, and he has since documented sites across the globe. The New Yorker commissioned him to photograph New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the images were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Preferring the beauty and stillness of working with a large-format camera and slow shutter speeds, Polidori thinks of rooms as vessels for memory. He has twice won the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, he has published over a dozen photo books, he has had major solo exhibitions in important galleries, and his work is held in the collections of many prominent museums around the world.

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.