Marco Livingstone. Illustrations by David Hockney.
Cairo. The American University in Cairo Press. 2002. First edition. Brown cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 72 pages. With the exhibition leaflet loosely inserted. The details on the title-page of the original publisher, Palace of Arts & Ministry of Culture Sector of Fine Arts, has been amended and overlaid with a sticker with the new details of The American University in Cairo Press. 28 colour plates. 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾"). 0.6kg. . English. Fine, in fine dust jacket.
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 with 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.