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The Light of London: In this volume, renowned photographer, Jean-Michel Berts, captures London in the twilight of dawn, exposing the unique character of this majestic city when the bustle of the global capital is stilled. When the stately avenues and gritty side streets are empty and silent, London's smorgasbord of architecture can be seen with new eyes. In this new collection, Berts's evocative black-and-white images are accompanied by historic depictions by renowned author John Julius Norwich.


The Light of Venice: For centuries dreamers of all kinds have wandered the captivating city of Venice, finding inspiration in its labyrinth of hidden lanes and myriad bridges. This is the place that awakened Jean-Michel Berts' passion for urban photography, and in this book his profound enchantment with Venice is palpable in each image. With his "faithful old camera," and a prayer to Lumens, his name for the god of photography, Berts reveals La Serenissima through his ethereal black and white photographs.


The Light of Istanbul: The exotic destination of Istanbul is revealed in Jean-Michel Berts's otherworldly black-and-white photographs, taken at dawn, when the deserted streets and waterways are wrapped in a mystery all their own. The city's renowned landmarks and hidden corners are captured as never before, framed by Berts's camera obscura. With an evocative text by Alessandra Ricci, The Light of Istanbul is a spectacular volume on this enchanting city.


The Light of Tokyo: This stunning collection is a tribute to the grandeur of urban architecture - the blend of the modern and the traditional - at the peak of daybreak. The evocation is romantic, ethereal and empty of any trace of human movement. In an almost unworldly reflection through photographs, Jean-Michel Berts captures the very essence of Tokyo, from the parks to the Buddhist temples. With patience, Berts unravels a mood of mystery in a city reborn after the destruction caused by war and natural disasters.

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Made in Italy. Set of four hardcover books with jackets. Includes The Light of London, The Light of Venice, The Light of Istanbul and The Light of Tokyo. Photographed by Jean-Michel Berts.


The Light of London. Text by John Julius Norwich. Features 132 pages and over 60 illustrations. ISBN: 9781614280422.


The Light of Venice. Text by Jean-Michel Berts. Features 132 pages and over 60 illustrations. ISBN: 9781614280231.


The Light of Istanbul. Text by Alessandra Ricci. Features 132 pages and over 60 illustrations. ISBN: 9781614280309.


The Light of Tokyo. Text by Ito Seiko. Features 132 pages and 70 illustrations. ISBN: 9782759403066.

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  • Product Code: V176687

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