Les Trois Grandes Egyptiennes: Les Pyramides de Gizeh: A Travers L'Histoire de la Photographie. Alain d'Hooghe, editor. Texts by Alain d'Hooghe and Marie-Cecile Bruwier. Contributions by numerous photographers. Marval, Paris, 1996. 188 pp. First edition. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Text in French. 141 color and black-and-white gravure reproductions.
Starting with the premise of a visual anthology of photographs of the Giza pyramids, D'Hooghe assembles an exceptional group of images from throughout history, characterized by a sense of fascination, wit, and depth that is never trivialized by the book's theme. Side by side, the work of Josef Koudelka, Richard Misrach, Duane Michals, Felix Teynard, and Kenro Izu, gain in meaning.
Aside from slightly splayed boards, this is an outstanding Very Fine copy in a Very Fine jacket of this beautiful book.