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Aphrodite – The naked Truth / Erotic Mysteries in Ancient Cyprus

This erotic Graphic Novel about the Goddess of Love and the ancient festivities in her honour is a fusion of art and eroticism. The hand drawn pictures by artist, David Selwood, and the amusing story by author, Christiane Sternberg, resurrect the celebrations of the Aphrodisia with wit and frivolous charm. 

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(for adults only!)

 

CIPS Ltd. Publishing

ISBN 978-9963-2163-5-2

160 pages

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For the Love of Wine – The Secret of the Grapes of Cyprus

No dry explanations but really pleasant reading! Enjoyably this guide informs about quaint planting rituals and handpicked grapes; about the oldest wine in the world and about the imagination with which the people of Cyprus make use of the abundance of the vine.

Plus: Extensive Service Chapter (Wine festivals in Cyprus, Sights, Testing sheet for your personal wine rating, Recipes, Wine phrase book, Glossary)

Extra: Map for all Wine Routes

151 pages

ISBN 978-9963-9678-8-9

 

Review Sunday Mail, January 2014, by George Kassianos:

"Simply, the book conveys information to the wine buff – practical especially for freshmen getting to know wine in Cyprus. And this makes it an excellent choice for tourists visiting the island. Marcos Gittis is an accomplished photographer; the book is beautifully illustrated mostly with his own photos. They are both discerning food and wine writers, but above all they seem to be travellers with an extraordinary ability to engage with places and people. ... What Christiane [Sternberg] conveys in her uncluttered, often intimate style is a sense of place and personalities that makes you itch to visit now."

 

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Troodos and the birth of Cyprus

Director: Paschalis Papapetrou

Director of Photography: Nicos Avraamides

Year: 2009

Duration: 50 min

Language: English

About: The genesis and emergence of Troodos and Cyprus constitute a miracle of nature geosciences,history and myth. The specific features of the island that formed, such as the impressive relief, the diversity of microclimates, the abundast and diverse flora and the sea around,made it synonymous with the natural beauty and fertility. These characteristicsm combined with its wealthof mineral and water resources, created an excellent habitat for man and the basis for a ten thousan years long history of art and civilization.

Production & Copyright: Anadysis Film Ltd.

 

Price €25.80

The roots of the Cyprus Wine

Director: Paschalis Papapetrou

Director of Photography: Nicos Avraamides

Duration: 68 min

Language: Englisch

About: Tradition of over 4000 years has determined the character of the Cyprus wine as: "child of the sun and of the Cypriot land which hides a grandcur filtered from generation to generation, resisted the damage of the time and was being delivered to our fathers as a precious cultural heritage." "The roots of the Cyprus Wine" uncovers in a simple way the deep kindness of the Cypriot wine maker, transmitting to the present and future generations the tradition and the secrets of wine making,which are closely connected to religion and culture of people of Cyprus. This document is a praise to the Cypriot wine maker and his ties to earth,vine and wine.

Production & Copyright: Anadysis Film Ltd.

 

Price €25.80

Lefkara Lace

Director: Paschalis Papapetrou

Director of Photography: Nicos Avraamides

Duration: 56 min

Language: English

About: Lefkara Lace , is the most characteristic kind of Cypriot embroidery, with its reputation having transcended the narrow geographical confines of our island. Through intense research and filming the documentary portrays the art of the Lefkara laces through the testimony and experiences of some of the most remarkable living embroiders of there kind. The documentary also portrays through photographs, reports in the Cypriot press, and interviews with some of the last living embroidery merchants an era in which the Lefkara embroidery traveled across the length and breadth of the world. “The inclusion of Lefkara Lace in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List acts as confirmation of its value, but also as a challenge to keep it alive through adapting it to the givens of modern times.

Production & CopyrightAnadysis Film Ltd.

 

Price €25.80

By the Hand

Director: Paschalis Papapetrou

Director of Photography: Nicos Avraamides

Duration: 73 min

Language: Greek

Subtitles: English

About

Ten byzantine churches.UNESCO world Heritage Sites by the hand of Vassil Griegorovitch Barsky,1735.

Production & CopyrightAnadysis Film Ltd.

 

Price €25.80

Из любви к вину – Тайна виноградной лозы Кипра

Это не сухое перечисление фактов, а занимательное чтение. Этот путеводитель увлекательно рассказывает о старинных ритуалах посадки винограда и о сборе урожая вручную, о самом древнем в мире вине и об изобретательности, с которой киприоты используют богатства лозы.

ПОЛЕЗНАЯ ИНФОРМАЦИЯ (Праздники, связанные с вином, Это интересно, Анкета для Вашей личной оценки вина, Краткий «винный» разговорник, Рецепты с вином, Глоссами)

Плюс: карта всех винных маршрутов

151 стр.

ISBN 978-9963-9678-9-6

 

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A pocket Guide to Cyprus

ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

This more than 50 year old book transports you to Cyprus as it was!

See quiet beaches and learn how the "strange-looking contraption" of a "Kebab machine" works.

With black-and-white illustrations and map

116 pages

Published in 1960 by K. Rustem and Brother – Nicosia – Cyprus

firsthand book

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Cyprus - A Portrait and an Appreciation

ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Cyprus - A Portrait and an Appreciation
by Sir Harry Luke

From the Blurb:
"This book is the essence of the author's experience of Cyprus that extended well over half a century, from the placid era of the suzerainity of Sultan Abdul Hamid II to the establishment of the Republic."

Sir Harry Luke was High Commissioner of Cyprus 1911-12 and Commissioner of Famagusta 1918-20

200 pages

With black-and-white photographs and illustrations

Published in 1973 by Harrap London in association with K. Rustem & Bro – Nicosia

Reprint of the Second Revised Edition 1965 (1. Edition 1957)

ISBN 0 245 55706 7

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Historic Cyprus

ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

A Guide to its Towns and Villages, Monastries and Castles by Rupert Gunnis

From the Blurb:

"This is the first official guide to Cyprus, and a learned and entertaining work. As inspector of Antiquities on the island the author has spent many years in local research and observation. It is the first and only comprehensive account of the towns and villages of Cyprus, their history and their buildings, ruins, monuments and tombs."

495 pages

3. edition from 1973 (first edition 1936)

With half-tone plates illustrations, folding Map and plans

by K. Rustem & Bro – Nicosia – Cyprus

firsthand book

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Picture Book of Cyprus

ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

This more than 50 year old book transports you to Cyprus as it was!

It shows Cyprus on the threshold of modern life – from "the changing scene of Nicosia" to camel trains, that are "now disappearing from the Cyprus roads".

With an introduction by Governor Hugh Foot

With 185 black-and-white Illustrations

arranged and edited by K. Rustem

Published in 1960 by K. Rustem & Bro – Nicosia – Cyprus

firsthand book

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