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Before They Pass Away - JIMMY NELSON

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Published: 1st October 2013
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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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4.6

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5.0

Beautiful presentation of Tribal Cultures Globally.

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    This book is so beautifully presented with amazing imagery of different cultures from around the world. A must have for anyone who apppreciates lifestyle,art and cultural traditions.

     
    4.0

    Large pictorial of tribes that have almost gone.

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    from Perth, WA

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      Beautiful pictures of traditional outfits in a pseudo-natural environment. It only covers a limited number of tribes from around the world.

       
      5.0

      Before They Pass Away review - Brilliant!

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

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      • Expensive

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        This book is a little pricey but it is absolutely enormous filled with beautiful images so really it is worth it! It is the perfect coffee table book, bringing stories and photographs with every turn of the page. It is the best book I own!

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        5.0

        Beautiful and inpressive

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        • Engaging characters
        • Excellent Photography
        • Excellent Photograpy
        • Page-Turner

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        • Big And Heavy

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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!!

         
        3.0

        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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            5.0

            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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              before they pass away

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                do not have to leave the house

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                5.0

                Breath taking photography

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                • Stunning Photograhy

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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
                Publisher: teNeues Publishing UK Ltd
                Country of Publication: DE
                Dimensions (cm): 36.3 x 29.0  x 5.6
                Weight (kg): 5.46