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Thesiger, Wilfred 1910-2003

Overview
Works: 300 works in 635 publications in 7 languages and 9,500 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs  Diaries  Exhibition, pictorial works  Poetry 
Roles: Photographer, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: DS208, 915.3
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Most widely held works by Wilfred Thesiger
Arabian sands by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
69 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of five years of travel with the nomad Arabs in the unknown deserts of Southern Arabia
The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
52 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and adventures of a British traveler during a seven-year stay (1951-58) among primitive tribes along the central marshes of Iraq
Visions of a nomad by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The desert ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The desert is the ultimate place of illusion. A space of silence, mystery and solitude, it is both a setting and a vehicle for dreams and myths, a place where the horizon seems to evaporate and where all visual landmarks are absent."
My Kenya days by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le désert des déserts : avec les bédouins, derniers nomades de l'Arabie du sud by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in French and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vanished world by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wilfred Thesiger's superb portraits of tribal peoples have earned him worldwide recognition as a photographer. Using a simple box camera which had belonged to his father, Thesiger began his photographic career during a short hunting trip in Ethiopia in 1930 and used the same camera to photograph hostile Danakil tribesmen when he returned three years later to explore the Awash river. Whilst in the Sudan, and now equipped with a Leica 35mm, Thesiger portrayed the Muslim tribes in Northern Darfur, pagan Nuer in the Western Nile swamps and Nuba wrestlers. Among Ethiopia's Danakil he had travelled as a European accompanied by servants, but here he lived increasingly on equal terms with his followers and his photography mirrors this changed attitude. The dramatic visual impact of Arabia's deserts fully awakened Thesiger's latent talent for portraiture and composition. During his five years in Arabia from 1945-50 he was able to depict his Bedu companions with a sensitivity and power only suggested by his pre-war photographs. Conceived in the harshest of settings, these Arabian pictures bear eloquent testimony to the inspirational effect the desert had upon this great traveller. In contrast, tranquil images of reeds, waterways and lagoons characterize Thesiger's matchless portraits of the Marsh Arabs of Iraq -- in which he captures a world which has now completely disappeared. In the seldom visited regions of Kurdistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan Thesiger took many photographs of their striking inhabitants who remained thoroughly unselfconscious in front of the camera -- as did the graceful tribespeople of northern Kenya and Tanzania later in Thesiger's eventful life. These unique portraits were all taken under exceptional conditions. Together they provide a magnificent pictorial record of diverse cultures and vanished worlds"--Publisher description
Les Arabes des marais Tigre et Euphrate by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bedouin poetry from Sinai and the Negev : mirror of a culture by Clinton Bailey ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of my choice by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crossing the sands by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Die Brunnen der Wüste; mit den Beduinen durch das unbekannte Arabien by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Moeras-Arabieren by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in Dutch and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van het leven van de moeras-Arabieren uit Zuid-Irak
Woestijnen van Arabië by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verslag van een aantal reizen, gemaakt tussen 1945 en 1950, door de woestijngebieden van het Arabische schiereiland, waarbij wordt ingegaan op de toenmalige levenswijze, zeden en gewoonten van de bewoners
A la bo sha di : dang dai tan xian ming jia sai xi ge a la bo sha mo zhi lu by Sai xi ge ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desert, marsh, and mountain : the world of a nomad by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zhao di a la bo ren : dang dai tan xian ming jia sai xi ge a la bo zhao ze zhi lu by Saixijie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visions d'un nomade by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wo xuan ze de sheng huo : shi ji tan xian jia Sai xi ge hui yi lu by Sai Xi Ge ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vie que j'ai choisie : autobiographie by Wilfred Thesiger ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mubarak Bin London 1910-2003
Ṯaysiǧir, Wīlfrid 1910-2003
Thesiger, W. P. 1910-
Thesiger, W. P. (Wilfred Patrick), 1910-
Thesiger, Wilfred
Thesiger, Wilfred 1910-
Ṯīsiǧir, Wīlfird 1910-2003
Тэсиджер, Уилфрид 1910-
ثيسيغير, ولفريد.
ولفريد ثيسيغر، 1910-2003
セシガー
セシジャー, ウィルフレッド
Languages
English (257)
French (38)
German (12)
Dutch (6)
Chinese (3)
Spanish (2)
Russian (1)
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