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Desert Cities Aglaia Konrad - Desert Cities
Aglaia Konrad focuses a direct gaze on cities such as Cairo, Alexandria, and Anwar el Sadat. This is not classic architectural or documentary photography: her way of seeing things is unadorned and draws our attention straight to the history of the real setting. The photographs show the application of “modernist” principles to architectual development in desert landscapes. They spotlight an improbable dialogue between imported models and vernacular elements, constructions and sites, desert and communities, modernity and tradition.
The publication is part of the series of artist's projects edited by Christoph Keller.
Born 1960, Salzburg, Aglaia Konrad lives and works in Brussel.
Edited by Christoph Keller, Aglaia Konrad, Johan Lagae.
Texts by Eric Denis, Lionel Devlieger, Brigitte Franzen, Miles Glendinning.

Designed by Mevis & Van Deursen.
published in 2008
English edition
23 x 31 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
236 pages (83 color & 94 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905829-59-4
EAN : 9783905829594
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