Virtually unknown today, John Henry Haynes (1849-1910) may be regarded as the father of American archaeological photography. In a landmark study, with many photographs published for the first time, Robert Ousterhout rediscovers Hayne's career, assessing his unique blend of artistry and documentation.
His photographic odyssey took Haynes across the Ottoman Empire, from Athens to Constantinople, across Anatolia, and ultimately to Mesopotamia.
Although he had scant academic credentials and just a short training in 'aesthetic' photography, Haynes broke new ground. In 1900 he uncovered an astounding cache of 23,000 cuneiform tablets that are the foundation of much of what we know about the Sumerian literary tradition. And with his discerning eye and artistic sensibility, he captured astonishing sights, many never photographed before, and many no longer in existence.
The victim of rivalry, snobbery and outright skulduggery, he died 'broken in body and spirit'. Professor Ousterhout tells the story of Haynes the unsung hero and assesses his unique contribution with insight and addestion.
Descrizione libro Cornucopia, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0956594816
Descrizione libro Cornucopia / Kayik Yayincilik, Istanbul, 2011. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. Pbo. Oblong 4to. (19 x 27 cm). In English. 148 p., b/w photos. "Virtually unknown today, Jhn Henry Haynes (1849-1910) may be regarded as the father of American archaeological photography. His photographic odyssey took him from athnes to Istanbul, across Anatolia, and ultimately to Mesopotamia. In a landmark study that includes many images published for the first time, Robert G. Ousterhout rediscovers Haynes's career and assesses his unique blend of artistry and documentation.". John Henry Haynes: A photographer and archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire, 1881-1900. Codice libro della libreria 029718
Descrizione libro Cornucopia Books/Caique Publis, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110956594816
Descrizione libro Cornucopia Books/Caique Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0956594816 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0637030
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