Daniel Schwartz

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Travelling through the Eye of History
by Daniel Schwartz
Publisher's Description
Central Asia is the subject matter of this moving travelogue by an accomplished photographer working in the tradition of the great nineteenth-century explorers. Alive to the present, conscious of the past, Daniel Schwartz is without inhibition in documenting everything that he seeks out or that comes his way.

The Silk Road, Transcaspia, the Pamir Highway, the Alai Corridor, the Khyber Pass, the Taklamakhan Desert: this is the magnificent terrain where the geopolitical ambitions of empires have played out. Central Asia is the largest natural fortress on earth, traversed by a few routes that have been used by traders and armies since earliest times and are still today the arteries for those in search of power, profit, or refuge. In the past it was Alexander the Great or Genghis Khan; today it is the allied forces and the Taliban, as well as Chinese mercantile pioneers.

Warlords, border officials, businessmen, smugglers, and refugees are among those who populate the landscapes depicted here, from desert heartlands to zone of war and uneasy peace.
ISBN: 0500542902
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Hardcover : 304 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.8 x 1.1 inches
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