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Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad
 
 
Author
Douglas R. Nickel.
Publisher Princeton  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 11.25 x 10.1 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780691115153
Pages/Publication Date 240/2004
Daedalus Item Code 21451
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In 1856 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 captured 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. Illustrated with 75 duotone reproductions, this book places Frith's Egyptian and Levantine images in cultural context, revealing the distinct meanings these ostensibly "topographic" pictures held for the photographer and his Victorian audience.

"While considering the content of the pictures and the writing that accompanied many of them, [Douglas] Nickel discusses the social forces that surrounded and shaped Frith and his photography, such as his Quaker upbringing and the close relationship between science and religion in Victorian England. Exemplary documentation and well-written descriptions of Frith's photographic processes are also remarkable."Library Journal

"Stating that Frith's photographs ... would be better regarded if photographic history were taught as a history of ideas rather than a history of art practices or scientific discoveries, Nickel presents nearly 200 pages of carefully considered and well-written discussion about the cultural and intellectual backgrounds of Frith's time and their resonances within Frith's own life and in his 1850s photographs.... The reproductions are excellent and close to the originals."Choice

 
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