Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine : a Victorian photographer abroad . / Douglas R. Nickel

رقم التسجيلة 48
نوع المادة book
ردمك 069111515X
رقم الطلب


شخص Nickel, Douglas R

العنوان Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine : a Victorian photographer abroad . / Douglas R. Nickel
بيانات النشر Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.
الوصف المادي 239 p : 29 cm ; ill., col. maps

Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-231) and index

المحتويات / النص

-The automatic machinery of circumstance -Spirit facts : biography as history -Egypt, the grestest sensation -Photographed and described -A fulcrum for my lever -Religion as science, science as philosophy -A christian positivist -The view from above -Self-portrait in eastern costume Conclusion : A sermon in stones Chronology Notes Selected bibliography


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 Palestinenarrates 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.

المواضيع Frith, Francis

المواضيع Travel photography - Egypt
Travel photography - Palestine
Egypt - Pictorial works - History
Palestine - Pictorial works - History

شخص Frith, Francis