Call of the desert, the Sahara

49 Euros
Photographs by Philippe Bourseiller
Texts by E.Bernus, Monique Brandily, J.F. Chaix, Marceau Gast, Malika Hachid, Yvette Veyret.
28,5 cm x 36,5 cm
424 pages
Abrams Editions 

Also available in French (Editions de la Martinière, 2004, Out of stock), in German (éditions Knesebeck “Sahara”), in Spanish (éditions Lunwerg “La Llamanda de desierto”), in Italian (éditions Hippocampo “le luci del tempo”).

With its spectacular dunes, stone fortresses and utopian oases, the Sahara is the world’s vastest desert. It’s approximately 10 million square kilometers of sand offer a diversity of landscapes from Mauritania’s Banc d’Arguin and the colorful banks of the Niger River in Mali, to the rock paintings of Tassili N’Ajjer in Algeria and the Ennedi lakes in Chad. Through the beauty of these landscapes, photographer Philippe Bourseiller was able to capture the subtleties of the southern Sahara; mineral and devoid of vegetation, yet capable of sustaining life. This photographic journey across the Sahara will tempt you to a taste the desert, its life and its mysteries, while the texts written by academics will nourish your thirst for knowledge.