Publisher Note

The 'Karoo' (meaning Land of Thirst) is a semi-desert landscape in the high plains of South Africa, occupying nearly a third of the country. Due to its extremes of climate, this vast hinterland was largely uninhabited by European settlers until the early nineteenth century, but since then intensive sheep farming has destroyed the Karoo's sensitive ecological balance, which has become increasingly arid, even compromising South Africa's food security. In his highly subjective style, Lurie captures the vast, barren Karoo plains, stone mounds, gravel roads, abandoned towns, and rare water sources. His images inquire into the influence of humans on the environment and remind us of the importance, as well as the fundamental beauty, of nature.



— Land of Thirst

by David Lurie

Release Place Ostfildern, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2019
Artist: David Lurie
ISBN-13: 978-3-7757-4594-9
Topics Environment, Nature, Sheep Farming, South Africa, Water
Language English
Format Hardcover with tipped-in image
Dimensions 32.0 × 25.0 cm
Pages 128