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Author Name    Roger Taylor, Crispin Branfoot, and Sarah Greenough

Title   Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   306 x 276 Mm

Publisher   Munich, Germany Prestel 2014

ISBN    3791353810 / 9783791353814

Seller ID   038620

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.

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

Price = 65.00 USD


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