9.25 x 12.25";
240 pages;
Full color images;
HC ISBN: 0-7892-0030-9;
$40.00 USD

Morocco: Sahara to the Sea
Photographs and Text by Mary Cross
Preface by Paul Bowlens
Introduction by Tahar Ben Jelloun







Timeless Morocco in all its remoteness and mystery is "a cold land with a hot sun." In a project that took over three years to complete, photographer Mary Cross traveled to the Rif mountains and crossed the wide deserts, from the cities of Tangier, Marrakesh, Taroudant, Rabat, and more, to the villages of Taliouine, Zagora, Chaouen, and beyond. She explored Marocco`s little-known, inaccessible regions, from kasbahs to mountain chasms, visiting Bedouin tribes, oases, and zouias. The result is this outstanding photographic portrayal of a magnificent, untamed country and its inhabitant.

Morocco: Sahara to the Sea includes a preface by internationally known writer Paul Bowles, author of The Sheltering Sky and The Spider`s House (among dozens of other celebrated worlks), whose expatriate residence in Tangier helped to locate that city in the literary firmament from the 1960s on. Joining Bowles` atmospheric text is a poetic essay by famed Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the 1987 Prix Goncourt, author of a dozen novels, essays, and poems, among them The Blind Angel, The Day of Silence at Tangier, Lowered Eyes, and The Sacred Night.