Tuesday, November 25, 2008
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ABRAHAM Featured in BookPage
Joanne Collins recommends "soul-soothing reading for the faithful" in the December issue of BookPage, and points to In the Footsteps of Abraham: The Holy Land in Hand-Painted Photographs as one of this year's best holiday gift books: "The photographs of Christians, Jews, and Muslims and their homes and villages were commissioned in the 1920s by Ari Speelman, a devout Dutch Christian. All of them have been hand-colored, which sometimes involved painting with a single human hair. There are excellent short essays providing information about the photographs, Speelman and the collection, and brief introductions of each image, but otherwise the story is told entirely by the photographs. And they are grand, full of rich detail."