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Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine.

Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine.




eatly photography in Egypt and Palestine

NICKEL, D.R., Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine. A Victorian photographer abroad, Princeton University Press 2004. ISBN 9780691115153. Hard cover 28,5 x 25,5 cm. 283 pages with 85 photographs. 
"In 1856, the English photographer Francis Frith set out on the first of three tours of Egypt and the Holy Lands. Traveling up the Nile and then on to the Sinai, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon, Frith systematically crafted exquisite pictures of ruins, landscapes, and legendary sites. He then published his views in England and America in a variety of formats, becoming something of a celebrity in photographic circles. This book, the first to place Frith"s Egyptian and Levantine images in cultural context, reveals the distinct meanings these ostensibly topographic pictures held for the photographer and his Victorian audience.  
A Quaker by birth and an entrepreneur by nature, Frith brought to his photographic projects a sense of mission: to revive and confirm the stories of the Bible, while offering the region to armchair travelers as a seamless Oriental milieu of Romantic reverie. Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine narrates the political, intellectual, and social concerns that make Frith representative of England's encounter with the East in the nineteenth century. Historian of photography Douglas R. Nickel brings a sophisticated interdisciplinary approach to bear on the subject in order to expose the complexity of Frith's image-making, setting the photographs against a Victorian backdrop of religious debate, imperialist thought, Romantic philosophy, and Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics."


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Francis Frith's Egypt and the Holy Land

Francis Frith's Egypt and the Holy Land




Oriënt, oude fotografie

LUNN,R., Francis Frith's Egypt and the Holy Land The pioneering photographic expeditions to the Middle East, Salisbury 2005. Hardcover 24 x 28 cm.[oblong] 234 pag . met ca. 100 oude en 100 vergelijkende foto's van nu.  

CONTENT:
Between 1859 and 1905, a number of photographers working in Damascus, Mecca, Cairo, Istanbul, and northern Africa captured their landscapes, towns, and monuments, bequeathing an unprecedented visual documentation of the Middle East. Gardens of Sand brings together original photographs, mostly hitherto unpublished, taken between 1859 and 1905. The archive illustrates the themes of the expatriate photographers of the second half of the nineteenth century: study portraits, royal commissions, landscapes, inventories of significant monuments and buildings, orientalist scenes, steeped in classical European imagination but also explores the confrontation between western imagination and the visual reality of the Middle East, a meeting that gave rise to a local photography, gradually moving further away from western stereotypes, and includes a critical analysis of orientalism and of photography as a means of conveying a reality of prejudices.Frith was an explorer and pioneer photographer in the last half of the 19th century who also helped develop the photographic postcard.


€ 24.50



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Freya Stark in the Levant

Freya Stark in the Levant




Levant, oude fotografie

Ruthven,M., Freya Stark in the Levant, Reading1994. Hardcover 21 x 27 cm. 118pag. met ca. 100 zwart-wit foto's.
"Stark was one of the lively travellers, particularly in the Arabian and Persian regions, before WWII. An engaging writer, she was also an avid photographer, leaving 50,000 in her archive."

For her biography see[under "Orient": Freya Stark


€ 29.50



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Jerusalem Caught in time

Jerusalem Caught in time




Oriënt, oude fotografie

OSMAN, C., Jerusalem Caught in time, Reading 1999. Hard cover 21,5 x 27 cm.161 pag.with ca. 150 photo's.

CONTENT:
  • The Population of Jerusalem
  • The walls of the City
  • The Holy Sepulchre and Via Dolorosa
  • The Dome of the Rock
  • The Jews
  • Arab Life
  • The Christian Churches
  • The Way Ahead

Biographies
Bibliography


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Sotheby's, Photographic Images and Related Material[05/95]

Sotheby's, Photographic Images and Related Material[05/95]




Early photography Middle East Louis de Clerq

Sotheby's, Photographic Images and Related Material, London 1995. Auction catalogue May 4, 1995. Soft cover 27 x 21 cm. 94 pages with 340 lots.

Early photography:
Lots 23-35: India & Far East
Lots 36-40: North & South America
Lots 51-55(pages 22-31): Louis de Clerq(his 6 albums, see below) 
"Louis-Constantine-Henri-Francois Xavier De Clercq was born on Christmas Day in 1836. Through family influence he became a courier for Napoleon III during the Italian campaigns in early 1859.
Noted archeologist and a friend of De Clercq's brother-in-law the marquis Melchior de Vogue and Emmanuel-Guillaume Rey, an historian of Crusader Castles, were to play major roles in this life change. Melchior de Vogue suggested that Rey hire the young De Clercq as Rey's assistant on an expedition to Syria and Asia Minor that was being commissioned by the French Ministry of Public Instruction. De Clercq joined the expedition in August and remained with Rey until December 5, 1859.Part of the reason for Rey's hiring of De Clercq apparently stemmed from the young man's ability with a camera. According to Rey's notes, "his experience and success as a photographer promised that I would have in him a useful assistant." 
Oddly enough, little is actually known about De Clercq's early photographic training and experience. Through the recent discovery of De Clercq's waxed paper negatives, or calotypes, we may now surmise that photographer Gustave Le Gray's teachings may have been influential on De Clercq, either before or during his journeys. De Clercq's use of waxed paper negatives (calotypes) was probably due to the influence or even direct suggestion of Le Gray, who had perfected and registered several waxed paper processes in France before he left for Syria and Egypt in the 1860s himself. In 1861, De Clercq wound up publishing some 222 photographs in six volumes: I. Picturesque views of the cities and monuments of Syria; II. Castles in Syria at the time of the Crusades; III. Views of Jerusalem and of the Holy Places in Palestine; IV. The Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem; V. Monuments and picturesque sites in Egypt; VI. Voyage in Spain, views and picturesque monuments. He exhibited photographs from these sets almost immediately at the 4th Exhibition of the SFP (Societe Francaise de Photographie) in Paris, even though he was apparently not a member at the time.Although he self-published these volumes in a reported edition of 50, only about a dozen copies--both intact and broken--are known to have survived. Most of these copies are in public institutions.
De Clercq died in his hometown of Oignies on December 27, 1901."


€ 15.00



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