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EYES LIKE LAMPS Selections from the Mohammed B. Alwan Collection of 19th-Century Middle-Eastern Photography: A 5000-Image Archive Documenting Culture, Religion, Commerce and Daily Life in the Islamic Near East, from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Turkey to Persia, Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya [SIGNED]

Lemonds, Debra; Eric Kline (eds.); Stephen Sheehi (introduction); Mohammed B. Alwan (foreword)

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1/60. Oblong Quarto. [1] 252 [1]pp. Black silk with photograph and gilt lettering on cover, housed in matching silk slipcase. All edges gilt. Tan endpapers. Translucent photographic flyleaf. With a 23-inch panorama of Constantinople in rear pocket. Handsome and extensive nineteenth-century photographic survey of the Islamic Near East from Morocco to Turkey. Illustrated with 374 photographs (many full page), arranged thematically. Primarily ethnographic albumen prints, color photochroms, glass slides and a ferrotype, the images were selected from the extraordinary 5000-image archive of Mohammed B. Alwan, Arabic language and literature professor. With eleven-page introduction by Stephen Sheehi, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies at William & Mary College. The work reproduces the hue, value, contrast and focus of each original print. Photo captions in English. Color map of the region and index of photographers at rear. An elegant and powerful view of life in Middle Eastern cities, villages, countryside, waterways and deserts, with uncommon and compelling images, including glass slides from Palmyra, a solar eclipse, sword play, and--please be advised--severed heads.Photographers include: Addullah Frères, American Colony, Arnoux, Beato, Béchard, Bonfils, Borgiotti, Bougault, Dumas, Famin, Frith, Garrigues, George, Gulmez, Hakim, Snouch Hurgronje, Iranian, Lehnert & Landrock, Lekegian, Leroux, Neurdein Frères, Photoglob Zürich, Reiser, Rubellin Pére & Fils, Sebah & Joaillier, Soler, A.T. Thompson, Underwood & Underwood and Zangaki. Note: Book is currently in production. Photographs shown on our website are of a preliminary dummy. Chapters: Desert / Markets / Women / Cities / Music & Dance / Heritage / Men / Transportation / Religion / Government / Crime & Punishment / Professionals / Street Scenes / Domestic Life / Rivers & Seas / Village Life / Children / Education / Altered Images / Visions of the Maghreb / Photographing Jerusalem / Albums, Slides, Stereoscopes & PanoramaAbout the collection: The 5000-image archive represents fifty years of work by distinguished European and native photographers, at least 33 of whom are credited, including Beato, Béchard, Dumas, Frith, Hakim, Iranian, Lekegian and Sébah. It was created over a period of forty years by Mohammed B. Alwan, professor of Arabic literature and culture at Tufts and Harvard Universities. Many of the collection's prints were acquired during travel throughout Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Alwan's native Iraq. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: EYES LIKE LAMPS Selections from the Mohammed...
Publisher: Eric Chaim Kline Bookseller
Publication Date: 2016
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Book Description Eric Chaim Kline Bookseller, Los Angeles, 2016. Signed Limited edition. 1/60. Oblong Quarto. [1] 252 [1]pp. Black silk with photograph and gilt lettering on cover, housed in matching silk slipcase. All edges gilt. Tan endpapers. Translucent photographic flyleaf. With a 23-inch panorama of Constantinople in rear pocket. Handsome and extensive nineteenth-century photographic survey of the Islamic Near East from Morocco to Turkey. Illustrated with 374 photographs (many full page), arranged thematically. Primarily ethnographic albumen prints, color photochroms, glass slides and a ferrotype, the images were selected from the extraordinary 5000-image archive of Mohammed B. Alwan, Arabic language and literature professor. With eleven-page introduction by Stephen Sheehi, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies at William & Mary College. The work reproduces the hue, value, contrast and focus of each original print. Photo captions in English. Color map of the region and index of photographers at rear. An elegant and powerful view of life in Middle Eastern cities, villages, countryside, waterways and deserts, with uncommon and compelling images, including glass slides from Palmyra, a solar eclipse, sword play, and--please be advised--severed heads.Photographers include: Addullah Frères, American Colony, Arnoux, Beato, Béchard, Bonfils, Borgiotti, Bougault, Dumas, Famin, Frith, Garrigues, George, Gulmez, Hakim, Snouch Hurgronje, Iranian, Lehnert & Landrock, Lekegian, Leroux, Neurdein Frères, Photoglob Zürich, Reiser, Rubellin Pére & Fils, Sebah & Joaillier, Soler, A.T. Thompson, Underwood & Underwood and Zangaki. Chapters: Desert / Markets / Women / Cities / Music & Dance / Heritage / Men / Transportation / Religion / Government / Crime & Punishment / Professionals / Street Scenes / Domestic Life / Rivers & Seas / Village Life / Children / Education / Altered Images / Visions of the Maghreb / Photographing Jerusalem / Albums, Slides, Stereoscopes & PanoramaAbout the collection: The 5000-image archive represents fifty years of work by distinguished European and native photographers, at least 33 of whom are credited, including Beato, Béchard, Dumas, Frith, Hakim, Iranian, Lekegian and Sébah. It was created over a period of forty years by Mohammed B. Alwan, professor of Arabic literature and culture at Tufts and Harvard Universities. Many of the collection's prints were acquired during travel throughout Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Alwan's native Iraq. The collection is available for acquisition; please direct inquiries to Eric Chaim Kline. Bookseller Inventory # 40478

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