Thursday, August 6, 2015

Kathe Tanous on the Beirut that never was

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Apparently, these images figures in the Saudi Aramco Magazinek and are the works of Kathe Tanous illustrating a Beirut changing at a fast past before the war (that famous "age d'or" everyone keeps humping about), with the Arabs, tourists, buildings, old homes, pubs, clubs and what not, a glimpse of a past that barely existed and to which we keep hanging on drastically.
Small note on Kathe Tanous, when she did these drawings, apparently going back to 1969 during a shirt 2 week stay in Beirut, she was known as Mrs. Mooslie, she later took her second husband's name Levenson.

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