Marco Livingstone. Illustrations by David Hockney.
Palace of Arts & Ministry of Culture Sector of Fine Arts. Cairo. 2002. First edition. Hardback, quarto; brown cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 72 pages. 28 colour plates. English. 280 x 220mm. 0.6kg. . Very good, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelfwear, slight yellowing to page edges, slight marks and wear to front free endpaper. Ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper - 'Michael and Celia Giddings / Cairo, 2008.'
The catalogue for an exhibition at the Palace of Arts, Cairo of David Hockney's drawings and prints created in and inspired by Egypt. Hockney first visited in Egypt in 1963 on a consignment from the Sunday Times Magazine to create a visual diary of his explorations. He used Alexandria as a back drop for his Cavafy etchings and in 1978 returned to Egypt to gain inspiration for his stage designs for Glyndebourne's Magic Flute . A scarce catalogue.