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Burton Holmes. Travelogues. The Greatest Traveler of His Time 1892-1952

25Edizione: IngleseDisponibilità: Disponibile
In un'epoca precedente ai viaggi aerei e alla radio, Burton Holmes partì per un viaggio intorno al mondo. Il "più grande viaggiatore del mondo" visitò quasi tutti i paesi del pianeta, portando a casa più di 30.000 fotografie, 500.000 metri di pellicola e incredibili storie di viaggio che fecero conoscere all'America terre lontane e misteriose. Una rara finestra sul mondo di 100 anni fa.
Copertina rigida5.5 x 7.7 in.2.32 lb608 pagine
Burton Holmes. Travelogues. The Greatest Traveler of His Time 1892-1952

Burton Holmes. Travelogues. The Greatest Traveler of His Time 1892-1952



Burton Holmes, the man who brought the world home

It was the Belle Époque, a time before air travel or radio, at the brink of a revolution in photography and filmmaking, when Burton Holmes (1870–1958) began a lifelong journey to bring the world home.

From the grand boulevards of Paris to China’s Great Wall, from the construction of the Panama Canal to the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Holmes delighted in finding “the beautiful way around the world” and made a career of sharing his stories, colorful photographs, and films with audiences across America. He coined the term “travelogue” in 1904 to advertise his unique performance and thrilled audiences with two-hour sets of stories timed to projections of multihued, hand-painted glass-lantern slides and some of the first “moving pictures.”

Paris, Beijing, Delhi, Dubrovnik, Moscow, Manila, Jakarta, Jerusalem: Burton Holmes was there. He visited every continent and nearly every country on the planet, shooting over 30,000 photographs and nearly 500,000 feet of film. This book represents the best of the Holmes archive, brimming with brilliant color photographs. A rare window onto the world of 100 years ago, it is also the ultimate inspiration to strike out on a travel adventure of your own.

In the 1960s, Genoa Caldwell was the New York-based photo researcher for the London Sunday Times, as well as photo editor for both Black Star and Magnum. While operating her own photo agency in Los Angeles in the 1970s, Caldwell was introduced to the work of Burton Holmes and became private archivist for the extensive and unique photographic collection. Caldwell has maintained the collection for over 30 years and has lectured and published on the life and work of Burton Holmes.

Burton Holmes. Travelogues. The Greatest Traveler of His Time 1892-1952
Copertina rigida14 x 19.5 cm1.05 kg608 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-5780-1

Edizione: Inglese
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4 Valutazioni


Wolfgang,27 dicembre 2021
Nach sehr bequemer Bestellung und schneller Lieferung des perfekt verpackten Buches mit großer Freude dieses aufgeschlagen und erst nach Stunden des Genusses ausgelesen in das Bücherregal gestellt.

An antique photo travel book

Rogério,14 novembre 2021
Beautiful ancient photos. The bulk of the book.

Amazing - a look into a past era across the world

Jonathan,28 ottobre 2021
My wife and I love this book. It shows pictures of a lost era. It shows how different the world was just 120 years ago.

Fun to look through

Anders,27 ottobre 2021
The book offers a unique look into how travel was 100 years ago and, not least, how the countries Burton Holmes traveled through were.