31 May 2022

£25

BB Hardback plus jacket

216x280 mm

9781782217299

9781782217299

176 pages

Search Press

David Bellamy's Arabian Light

by David Bellamy

Explore the deserts, mountains and souks of the Middle East, with best-selling author and artist David Bellamy.

Following on from David’s highly acclaimed Arctic Light, this book provides an intriguing and often entertaining insight into South Arabia and the Swahili Coast, Jordan, Lebanon, Dubai and Oman. It describes the history, culture, customs and geography of the region and the daily life of its inhabitants, as viewed through the eyes of a world-renowned watercolour artist and life-long adventurer. Filled with personal anecdotes and humour, David Bellamy’s unique account shines a light on the Middle East and highlights the incredible beauty and fascinating culture of this much-neglected region.

David’s stunning artwork, that he painted during his various expeditions, features throughout the book and captures perfectly the diverse and majestic nature of the region. Watercolourists will be inspired by the author’s awe-inspiring ability to depict sweeping vistas and create a sense of space in his paintings, and to capture the very essence of a place through his art.

Book Contents

Introduction
South Arabia & the Swahili Coast
Egypt
Jordan
Oman
Gilf Kebir Expedition
Lebanon
Painting in hot places
Afterword
Glossary
Select bibliography
Index

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