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Before They Pass Away - Jimmy Nelson

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This tribute to vibrant tribal cultures around the world is a must-have for any lover of documentary photography. Will resonate with readers on aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional levels-and be a keepsake for future generations. This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they-and we-hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson's large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fine nuance for posterity. What's more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world's most pristine landscapes. 500 colour photographs

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Beautiful and inpressive

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  • Engaging characters
  • Excellent Photography
  • Excellent Photograpy
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This is a beautiful books, filled with wonderful photographs, taken in some the most remote areas of our plant...a treasure!!

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Beautiful Pictures

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      Beautiful Pictures and a little information however it would of been more interesting and even more special with a small passage written about the actual picture taken i.e. Village Chief etc

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      Beautiful & Fascinating

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        Absolutely beautiful photography and fascinating subjects. I was hesitant at spending so much on a book, but once I received it I knew it was worth every cent. Stunning and informative. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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          do not have to leave the house

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          Breath taking photography

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          Great coffee table book. Make sure your coffee table is strong the book is very heavy

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          For sheer splendor, the catwalks of New York, Milan and Paris combined can barely touch the eagle hunters of Mongolia. Riding squat ponies through the mountains, these Turkic peoples wear high-domed and winged fur hats, embroidered felt boots and leggings, cloaks of reindeer hide, studded metal belts, fearsome hooded eagles perched on their arms. The fierce elegance of their clothing fully matches that of the stark landscape they inhabit; it also, and not incidentally, testifies to the irrepressible human will to beautify. That conclusion inevitably results from viewing "Before They Pass Away," the British photographer Jimmy Nelson's tombstone-size new volume (teNeues, $150) documenting vanishing tribal cultures around the world. The book results from a project taking years and is less ethnology or anthropology than a document of his romance with otherness. In his strenuous travels with an archaic studio camera, Mr. Nelson visited 35 of the world's least known and most imperiled tribal peoples -- from the Huli and Kalam tribes of New Guinea, to the Tsaatan of Mongolia and the Mursi people inhabiting the highlands of the Omo River valley in remote southern Ethiopia. Guy Trebay, New York Times.com Fashion and Style Section, October 18, 2013

          ISBN: 9783832797591
          ISBN-10: 3832797599
          Audience: General
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 400
          Published: 1st October 2013
          Country of Publication: DE
          Dimensions (cm): 38.1 x 30.7  x 5.5
          Weight (kg): 5.49