Название: Steve McCurry: Afghanistan ISBN: 3836569361 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783836569361 Издательство: Taschen Рейтинг: Цена: от 5610 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: War and Grace Magnum photographer Steve McCurry's Afghanistan retrospective
Afghanistan has long been a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars, and geo-political conflict. The Afghans have called their mountains "the land of rebellion," a land that has not been successfully occupied since the times of Alexander the Great. These invaders -- Persians, Arabs, Moguls, Sikhs, British, Russians -- may have been thwarted, but wandering through the bazaars of Kabul will attest to their legacy. In the people of Afghanistan, the genes of countless races meet and intermingle.
Deep are the fissures in Afghan society; the schism between Sunni and Shia, the endemic violence across clans and tribes, and the blood feuds and rivalries within lineages. Yet born of such chaos and entrenched conflict are these most breathtaking of images.
In this definitive retrospective of his work in Afghanistan, Steve McCurry has curated over 140 gripping images to present a torn, proud people, from the desert of Kandahar to the streets of Kabul and remote rivers of Nuristan. For almost four decades, McCurry traveled to the country regularly, documenting its people with a rare and disarming humanity. His most striking portrait Afghan Girl(1984) has graced the covers of magazines around the world, in equal parts haunting and evoking remarkable grace and dignity. In common with so much of McCurry's work, it has a timeless, painterly quality--entirely at odds with the troubled region in which it was taken.
McCurry has always been subjected to dangers that are an inevitable part of life "on the road" for photographers. He often ventured behind the lines, usually at great risk. His first trip to Afghanistan in 1979 involved him dressing in Afghan garb in order to be smuggled across the border from Pakistan. That journey into the treacherous, unpredictable landscape -- territory controlled at various times by the Mujahideen, the Russians, and the Taliban -- was one that McCurry would make numerous times. Many other photographers would follow in his footsteps, but none would return with such a flawless body of work. "They are a proud people, eyes leveled straight, in contempt as much as in curiosity: these are the faces, both male and female, that peer so defiantly from Steve's magnificent photographs." -- William Dalrymple Text in English, French, and German
Автор: Neville Leigh Название: US Army Green Beret in Afghanistan 2001–02 ISBN: 1472814002 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472814005 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1352 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Reveals the grueling Green Beret training and preparation, the specialized equipment they used in the field and traces their deployment throughout the campaign, from the first insertion of forces through to the fall of Kabul and Kandahar, the Taliban uprising at the notorious Fort of War in Mazar-e-Sharif, and more.
Автор: Neville, Leigh Название: Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan ISBN: 1846033101 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846033100 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1352 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: With extensive first-hand accounts providing an eyewitness perspective of the fighting on the ground and including information on the British SAS, the US Delta Force, Australian and Canadian special forces as well as MI6 and CIA operational units, this book provides a study of their skills and successes amidst the Afghan mountains.
Автор: Rynning Sten Название: NATO in Afghanistan ISBN: 0804782385 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780804782388 Издательство: Marston Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 3071 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The war in Afghanistan has run for more than a decade, and NATO has become increasingly central to it. In this book, Sten Rynning examines NATO's role in the campaign and the difficult diplomacy involved in fighting a war by alliance. He explores the history of the war and its changing momentum, and explains how NATO at first faltered but then improved its operations to become a critical enabler for the U.S. surge of 2009. However, he also uncovers a serious and enduring problem for NATO in the shape of a disconnect between high liberal hopes for the new Afghanistan and a lack of realism about the military campaign prosecuted to bring it about. He concludes that, while NATO has made it to the point in Afghanistan where the war no longer has the potential to break it, the alliance is, at the same time, losing its own struggle to define itself as a vigorous and relevant entity on the world stage. To move forward, he argues, NATO allies must recover their common purpose as a Western alliance, and he outlines options for change.
Автор: Neville Leigh Название: The British Army in Afghanistan 2006–14 ISBN: 1472806751 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472806758 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1352 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Fighting an elusive and dangerous enemy far from home, the British army in Afghanistan has been involved in asymmetric warfare for the best part of a decade. This book provides a detailed analysis of those specifics within a clear, connected account of the course of the war in Helmand, operation by operation.
Автор: Spilsbury Richard Название: Afghanistan ISBN: 0750279494 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780750279499 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1184 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Up-to-date information on countries.
Автор: Bahmanyar, Mir Название: Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979–2004 ISBN: 184176776X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841767765 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1352 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Packed with superb colour photographs taken by serving Coalition soldiers involved in clearing the caves and complexes. Covers the January 2002 assault on the Al-Qaeda leadership complex at Zhawar Kili.
Автор: Paine Sheila Название: Embroidery from Afghanistan ISBN: 0295986611 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780295986616 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 2676 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Ripley Tim Название: Air War Afghanistan ISBN: 1848843569 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848843561 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2822 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book provides an overview of NATO and other Allied air power in the lengthy campaign to secure democracy in Afghanistan and destroy Taliban and other Islamic extremist terror forces in the combat zone. It contains a mix of explanatory text, diagrams and stunning action color photography. Tim Ripley has had access to all NATO air bases in the area and brings an unprecedented degree of detail and accuracy to the book.
Автор: Green Nile Название: Afghanistan in Ink ISBN: 1849042047 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849042048 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3290 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Afghanistan In Ink uses a wide and largely unknown corpus of twentieth century Afghan Dari and Pashto literature to show not only how Afghans have reflected on their modern history, but also how the state has repeatedly sought to dominate the ideological contours of that history through the patronage or exile of writers.
Автор: Robinson Paul Название: Aiding Afghanistan ISBN: 184904239X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849042390 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 5925 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A compelling reconsideration of how massive injections of Soviet aid failed to win round the Afghan people or stabilise the country
Описание: When Sonia Nassery Cole set out to film "The Black Tulip" in her homeland of Afghanistan, she knew the odds were against her; she was told time and time again that filming inside a war zone would be impossible. What she didn`t anticipate was how intent the Taliban and its sympathizers were on halting the film`s production--the crew encountered extortion, government corruption, kidnapping attempts, and death threats, even with around-the-clock security. Her cinematographer fled after two days, and many others followed. After 9/11, Cole wrote "The Black Tulip," based on a true story of a real Afghan family. The plot was simple: After 2001, when the Taliban was routed, an Afghan family opened The Poet`s Corner--a restaurant with an open microphone for all to read poetry, perform music, and tell their stories. But the Taliban didn`t approve, and the family`s new-found hope proved fleeting as it struggled to maintain the restaurant and its vibrant way of life. Selected as Afghanistan`s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards, "The Black Tulip" is a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the plight and resilience of its people. Without financial support from a studio or anyone else, Cole self-financed the film by mortgaging her home and selling her belongings. Then, with everything on the line, she left for Kabul to make the impossible possible and set out to gather the right people who would risk their lives and willingly be part of the production. In "Will I Live Tomorrow?," Cole gives an intimate look into what went on behind the scenes of making a controversial film in the heart of a war-ravaged country--the looming terror the Taliban creates among Afghans everywhere and the challenges and fear the cast and crew faced every day. "Will I Live Tomorrow?" is a memoir about one woman`s struggle to make a difference in a violent world.
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