What's NewClick on the Webnotes icon in the navigation bar to access supplemental web-based material about David Roberts' Egypt!
App DescriptionSideways, Inc. brings David Roberts' Egypt to life with high definition images of Roberts' lithographs, improved typography and 80 minutes of audio narration by award-winning Simon Prebble. The app is filled with audio and text of his journals, a vintage map and zoomable images of his lithographs so that a reader can view Roberts' artistry in detail while listening to his journals.
In 1838-39 Scottish painter David Roberts sailed up and down the Nile sketching the sights and recording his travels in a journal. He was one of the earliest modern Europeans to explore the region. In 1850 his paintings were printed as lithographs by Louis Haghe and sold as a three volume set to an enthusiastic audience. They represented the penultimate expression of hand-colored tint stone lithography and became best sellers.
Experience Alexandria, Cairo, The Pyramids, Luxor, Abu Simbel, and other landmarks through the words and eyes of one of the earliest European artists to travel up the Nile to Nubia.
Your journey doesn't end on the last page. Sideways, Inc., introduces Web Notes, an extension of the book that allows you to explore, discover and share your thoughts and questions in a community. You'll enjoy seeing pictures and video of what Roberts' route looks like today in our interactive map. You can also buy Roberts' lithographs, browse related books or share Web Notes with your friend.
For more information visit www.sideways.com or www.webnotes.com/david-roberts-egypt.
May 12, 2011 New version 1.1
April 27, 2011 Initial Release