Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian photographer abroad

27 February 2007

Book title: Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian photographer abroad
Author: Douglas R. Nickel

Publisher: Princeton University Press
Church Times Bookshop £38.70

Under the Crescent: Street View of Cairo, 1858, a mammoth-plate albumen print by Francis Frith, is one of many images beautifully printed in this scholarly and engaging account of Frith, his travels, and his work. Frith, a Quaker, aimed to give viewers a surrogate experience of the scenes that he photographed, particularly biblical sites, using up-to-date science to strengthen their faith, through a kind of “Christian positivism”. But he was also a bewitched Romantic wanderer. To place an order for this book contact CT Bookshop

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