Focus East: Early Photography in the Near East (1839-1885)
by Nissan N. Perez
Publisher's Description
"The most comprehensive volume ever published on 19th-century Near Eastern Photography, Focus East is also the first to include biographical information on each of the more than 250 persons known to have made pictures there during photography's first 46 years--missionaries, tourists, and explorers as well as professional photographers. From the Wailing Wall to harem life, from vignettes of courting couples to formal portraits of heads of state, from the ancient pyramids to the opening of the Suez Canal, the 275 extraordinary photographs in Focus East and the detailed, scholarly text come together to present a multifaceted, intriguing look at life in these exotic lands."--the publisher. This major anthology also serves as the catalogue to a major exhibit that will travel throughout the world. Nissan Perez is the Curator of Photography at The Israel Museum.
ISBN: 0810909243
Publisher: Abradale/Abrams
Hardcover : 256 pages
Language: English
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