HOLMES. TRAVELOGUES. THE GREATEST TRAVELER OF HIS TIME

Burton Holmes

HOLMES. TRAVELOGUES. THE GREATEST TRAVELER OF HIS TIME
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836557801
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Wanderlust
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, Peking, 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.

“This stunning and genuinely fascinating book is a record of the best of Burton’s archive… Beg, borrow, or steal to get your hands on a copy of this book.”
— Sunday Telegraph, London

The editor:
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.

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Book Info
Author Burton Holmes
Series BU
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions cm 14,0 x 19,5
Pages 640
Language/s English
Weight 1.2 kg
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