Views of Jerusalem and the Holy Land
Jerusalem, an enduring symbol of the divine, has drawn religious and artistic and artistic pilgrims for millennia. Following in the tradition of the ... Show synopsis Jerusalem, an enduring symbol of the divine, has drawn religious and artistic and artistic pilgrims for millennia. Following in the tradition of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European view painters, Steven Brooke's coolly analytical yet romantically inspired contemporary photographs document the architectural drama and immutable landscape of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Brooke extends and reshapes the view - painting tradition through the unique qualities of the photograph's art, providing soaring overviews and revealing details of secular places and sites sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The 190 black-and-white photographs that comprise this collection illustrate the intimate connection between the Holy Land's history and geography, a synthesis exceeding that of almost any other place on earth. "Views of Jerusalem and the Holy Land" is an elegant guide to the significant sites of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim History, such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock. Its richly informed text and detailed captions make this book a valuable reference as well as a splendid photographic record of late-twentieth-century Jerusalem and the Holy Land.