ISBN 9780884011101,Reverie And Reality

Reverie And Reality



Robert Flynn Johnson

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780884011101

ISBN-10 0884011100

Hard Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Body & health

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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