The Vale of Kashmir (Hardcover)

The Vale of Kashmir By John Isaac, Art Davidson (Introduction by) Cover Image

The Vale of Kashmir (Hardcover)

By John Isaac, Art Davidson (Introduction by)


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A world-renowned photographer's spectacular tribute to the land and people of this remote region.

The Vale of Kashmir celebrates the people and landscape of Kashmir and the unique way of life that has developed there. John Isaac set out to create a work that would honor both the cultural complexity and the breathtaking beauty of this exotic region. In lush color, he captures the varied details of daily life: canals crowded with houseboats and floating gardens on Dal Lake, the ancient city of Srinagar, the harvesting of saffron, Hindu pilgrimages through the mountains, shepherds on the Himalayan slopes, prayers at the mosque, and the private realm of family life. Isaac writes: "There is something very magical about this place." Here is historical Kashmir, not the country torn apart by war. This is an enchanted and enchanting land seen in 160 magnificent color images from a master photographer.
John Isaac was a UN photographer from 1969 to 1998 and has worked with the Sierra Club and UNICEF. Widely recognized as one of the great digital printers, he lives in Bronxville, New York.

Art Davidson is the author of many books, including In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez. He lives outside Anchorage, Alaska.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393065251
ISBN-10: 0393065251
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 17th, 2008
Pages: 192
Language: English