Moving Pictures Painted

CentreCentre, ISBN 9781916412187,
Pb, 240 pgs, 24 x 34cm
Acqn. 33405
In Stock

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the golden era of Egyptian cinema with 'Moving Pictures Painted,' a celebration of the rich tradition of handcrafted cinema posters. This extraordinary book unveils a hidden gem, documenting 200 exquisite posters meticulously created using the stone litho technique between 1938 and 1996. Each page of 'Moving Pictures Painted' is a portal to a bygone era, a testament to the unparalleled artistry and craftsmanship that defined Egyptian cinema's visual identity. These posters, hailing from a time when movie marketing was an art form in itself, are not just beautiful; they are masterpieces, skillfully executed and brimming with unexpected stylistic nuances. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these posters encapsulate the story of a national industry that has often been overlooked by the West. 'Moving Pictures Painted' strives to rectify this oversight by shedding light on the groundbreaking and influential history of Egyptian cinema. From iconic classics to hidden gems, the book pays homage to the creative minds behind the lens and the artists who brought their visions to life on paper. This carefully curated collection, never before seen by the public, is presented in a premium production, ensuring that each poster is immaculately reproduced and bound. 'Moving Pictures Painted' invites cinephiles, art enthusiasts, and cultural connoisseurs to rediscover the magic of Egyptian cinema, one poster at a time. In the intricate details of the stone litho prints, one finds not only a reflection of the films they represent but also a glimpse into the cultural tapestry of a nation. The book serves as a visual chronicle, highlighting the evolution of Egyptian cinema and the indelible mark it has left on the global cinematic landscape.