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Rediscover the world through some of the earliest travel photographs ever taken in this unrivaled collection of images that capture the excitement of travel and chart the evolution of photography. In the second half of the 19th century, unprecedented advances in technology resulted in the collision of travel and photography. Explorers were able to document their journeys, hauling enormous amounts of equipment over arduous terrain. The results were breathtaking. This collection of photographs takes readers on a historic global tour that includes five continents and offers a visible record of worlds long-since vanished. Beginning in North Africa amid the pyramids and along the Nile, this book takes readers down through the Sahara to South Africa via Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar. The journey continues from South to North America, capturing images of the tribes near Cape Horn in Patagonia, an expedition down the Amazon River, the Panama Canal, Yellowstone Park, trains in New York City, and the Inuit tribes of Canada. The journey across Europe goes from Cologne Cathedral, over the Alps, down to Naples, via the Balkans through to the Ottoman Empire. The book concludes with images from Persia to Mongolia, along with Japan, India, Java, and ending in Australia. The 230 mostly duotone images include the works of William Henry Jackson, Felice Beato, Timothy O'Sullivan, Linnaeus Tripe, Samuel Bourne, and many others. Accompanied by expert commentary, these images shed invaluable light on the ways Western societies confronted and reimagined the world beyond their borders. AUTHOR: Olivier Loiseaux is Chief Curator at the Department of Maps at the French National Library in Paris and in charge of the National Geographic collections. SELLING POINTS: This book looks at the history and beginnings of travel photography using examples from around the world from famous photographers. Some of the photographers included in the book are William Henry Jackson, Felice Beato, Timothy O'Sullivan, Linnaeus Tripe, and Samuel Bourne. Many of the images shown in the book depict worlds that no longer exist. The images in the book are printed to look as similar as possible to the originals. 230 illustrations

 

Details

ISBN: 9783791385921
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 3 Oct 2019
Publisher: Prestel
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 30(H) x 24(L)

 

Author Biography

Olivier Loiseaux is Chief Curator at the Department of Maps at the French National Library in Paris and in charge of the National Geographic collections.

Image and Exploration: Early Travel Photography from 1850 to 1914
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