'Egyptian Landscapes,' 'Woven by Hand,' 'Tapestries from Egypt' - 3 Books Celebrating 50 Years of Art and Life at the RWW Art Center

ART+ podcast an interview commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the world famous Ramses Wissa Wassef (RWW) Art Center in Egypt. The podcast includes a discussion of half a century of art and life at the Art Center by Lady Hilary Weir and Barbara Heller, who are trustees of the RWW Exhibition Trust in London and Suzan Wissa Wassef and Ikram Nosshi who run the RWW Art Center in Cairo.

Davis, CA, May 06, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The RWW Art Center received the prestigious Aga Khan Architecture Award in 1983. The RWW Art Center is world famous for its hand made, museum quality tapestries. The tapestries are made from natural materials dyed using natural dyes, whose plants are grown on the grounds of the Art Center.

In this podcast, Lady Hilary Weir gave a retrospective of the Art Center which she has known and lectured about for the past 30 years. Lady Weir described the exhibits that were held in Britain for the Art Center, the last exhibit in 2006, commemorated the 50th anninversary of the Center.

Barbara Heller discussed the books that were published about the Art Center since 1961. The first two books were written by the world famous photographer Werner Forman; the books are 'Tapestries from Egypt' and 'Woven by Hand'. The last book, Landscapes of Egypt, was published in 2006; it inlcludes numerous essays and beautiful photographs to commemorate 50 years of life and art at the RWW Art Center.

Architect Ikram Nosshi discussed how the dyes are prepared using recipes that date back to the Ancient Egyptian and Coptic eras. Ikram described the architectural developments at the Art Center over the past 50 years and what makes the RWW Art Center a very special and very happy place.

Susan Wissa Wassef talked about how weaving has changed the lives of the weavers who started at the Art Center as children. She described how the Art Center takes pride in teaching, nurturing and mentoring these young children until they become world famous tapestry artists.

For more information, please visit the RWW Art Center web site

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