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An extraordinary book of photographs dedicated to Armenia, ancient land of unforgettable panoramas. Empty plateaux, stony valleys, lakes reflecting a vast sky with clouds stretching out into infinity. The real essence, the soul of Armenia are the age-old monasteries with their domes, naïve figures of the Madonna, mysterious stone crosses. Monasteries isolated in the depths of the valleys or hewn out of the rocks of the mountains, apparently empty and deserted but always alive and open for worship, the oldest Christian church in the world. These photographs show the most sacred ceremonies, moments of daily life, lost works and trades, timeless symbols and faces. They are pictures rich in pathos, from which emerge the reality of a country that has kept its profound uniqueness over the centuries.

© 2009 - Skirà Editore

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