Captain linnaeus tripe: photographer of india and burma 1852-60 by Roger Taylor

Captain linnaeus tripe: photographer of india and burma 1852-60 Book Aug 26 2014

By Roger Taylor
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Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822 - 1902) occupies a special place in the history of 19th-century photography for the outstanding body of work he produced in India and Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1850s. Introduced to photography by those who saw it as a pastime, he recognized that it could be an effective tool for conveying information about unknown cultures. Under the auspices of the East India Company, he took many photographs of Buddhist and Hindu architecture and dramatic landscapes not seen before in the West. His military training gave his work a striking aesthetic and formal rigour and helped him achieve remarkably consistent results, despite the challenges that India's heat and humidity posed to photographic chemistry. This sumptuous volume features photographs from Tripe's two major expeditions: to Burma in 1854 and to southeast India in 1857. Essays explore the evolution of his practice and the importance of the sites he recorded, while maps and a chronology provide an overview of his life and travels. Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Format
Book
Publisher
PRESTEL
Publication date
Aug 26 2014
ISBN-13
9783791353814
ISBN-10
3791353810
Weight
1900.0g
Dimensions
290.0mm x 30.0mm