Two Rivers (last copy)

by Carolyn Drake


Photographs: Carolyn Drake

Text: Elif Batuman

Publisher: selfpublished

192 pages

Pictures: colour illustration throughout

Year: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-615-78764-0

Comments: 16 x 21 cm, Linen hard cover, inlaid black foil, offset, first edition of 700 copies, last copy - perfect condition.

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“The two main rivers of Central Asia, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, originate in the mountains near China’s western border and run into the Aral Sea – or at least they used to, before the Soviets diverted them to irrigate cotton fields. The Greeks knew the two rivers as the Oxus and the Jaxartes. A Muslim hadith holds that they are two of the four rivers that flow into Paradise. ‘Two Rivers’ is Carolyn Drake’s photographic record of many visits to this region over the past five years. Drake’s Central Asia is a place where political allegiances, ethnic bonds, national borders, and even physical geography are in such flux as to seem, at times, like fictions. Following the two rivers, she traces a vast ecosystem of stories, nature, money, and history.” -Elif Batuman, the New Yorker


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Two Rivers (last copy)

by Carolyn Drake


Photographs: Carolyn Drake

Text: Elif Batuman

Publisher: selfpublished

192 pages

Pictures: colour illustration throughout

Year: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-615-78764-0

Comments: 16 x 21 cm, Linen hard cover, inlaid black foil, offset, first edition of 700 copies, last copy - perfect condition.

sold out

“The two main rivers of Central Asia, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, originate in the mountains near China’s western border and run into the Aral Sea – or at least they used to, before the Soviets diverted them to irrigate cotton fields. The Greeks knew the two rivers as the Oxus and the Jaxartes. A Muslim hadith holds that they are two of the four rivers that flow into Paradise. ‘Two Rivers’ is Carolyn Drake’s photographic record of many visits to this region over the past five years. Drake’s Central Asia is a place where political allegiances, ethnic bonds, national borders, and even physical geography are in such flux as to seem, at times, like fictions. Following the two rivers, she traces a vast ecosystem of stories, nature, money, and history.” -Elif Batuman, the New Yorker


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Two Rivers (last copy)

by Carolyn Drake


Photographs: Carolyn Drake

Text: Elif Batuman

Publisher: selfpublished

192 pages

Pictures: colour illustration throughout

Year: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-615-78764-0

Comments: 16 x 21 cm, Linen hard cover, inlaid black foil, offset, first edition of 700 copies, last copy - perfect condition.

sold out

“The two main rivers of Central Asia, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, originate in the mountains near China’s western border and run into the Aral Sea – or at least they used to, before the Soviets diverted them to irrigate cotton fields. The Greeks knew the two rivers as the Oxus and the Jaxartes. A Muslim hadith holds that they are two of the four rivers that flow into Paradise. ‘Two Rivers’ is Carolyn Drake’s photographic record of many visits to this region over the past five years. Drake’s Central Asia is a place where political allegiances, ethnic bonds, national borders, and even physical geography are in such flux as to seem, at times, like fictions. Following the two rivers, she traces a vast ecosystem of stories, nature, money, and history.” -Elif Batuman, the New Yorker


More books by Carolyn Drake

more books tagged »American« | >> see all

more books tagged »Asia« | >> see all

more books tagged »magnum photographer« | >> see all

more books tagged »water« | >> see all

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