Reverie and Reality : Nineteenth-Century Photographs of India from the Ehrenfeld Collection

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ISBN
9780884011101

Author : Robert Flynn Johnson

Binding : Hardcover

Size : 10.1 x 12.1

Language : English

Pages : 188

Publisher : Timeless Books

Year of Publication : 2006

Since its invention in the 1840s, photography has been used to record images of exotic locales. At the time, these photographs provided a glimpse of the world to a curious public, few of whom could ever hope to visit those places. To obvious photographic destinations such as the temples and monuments of Egypt, Greece, and Italy were added the mysterious and exciting attractions of India.

In Reverie and Reality, a visual history of nineteenth century India unfolds in an exhibition of one hundred twelve vintage photographs. including images by some of the earliest and most significant practitioners of the medium: Linnaeus Tripe, Samuel Bourne, John Murray. and Lala Deen Dayal. The Subject matter encompasses famous architectural monuments and natural lanscapes; daily life in villages and sumptuous, formal visits of foreign royalty, and exotic lion hunts and elephants. Included in this volume are essays on aspects of nineteenth-century Indian photography by Robert Flynn Johnson, John Falconer, Sophie Gordon, and Omar Khan.

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