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Burton Holmes Travelogues: The Greatest Traveler of His Time (Photo Books) Hardcover – 1 Sep 2006
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About the Author
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.
Top customer reviews
The collection of images here is huge and each one opens up a long since forgotten world, monarchs, cities and landscapes along with ordinary working folk are all captured naturally and with some considerable skill.
There are no 'fillers' in this collection, each picture is fascinating and seems to have a story to tell. Alongside most of the photo's is a small quote from Holmes himself and he comes across as a self-effacing and modest man despite his talent.
Also included are excellent notes on Holmes and his work and influences.
You may not have heard of him but his ability as a travelling photographer was second to none and still is. The painstaking process of hand tinting colour onto his works simply means that today they stand out and appear as alive as when he took them.
From around the world and from all walks of life Burton Holmes travelogues presents a fascinating view of a world long since gone. This book is extremely difficult to put down and the production values of both content and printing are 1st class.
I recommend this highly for both artists and those interested in the world around them and history, you will enjoy it immensely, buy with confidence.
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Today, they are ours again in this wonderful book that takes us back to times and places that we don't recognize today. He shares the humanity of the past with the humanity of the present and future generations to come.
His journey shows us how life hasn't changed and how drastically it has changed since these photos were taken.
For me, it's very special. I have made it a gift to my family members and to my child. I want it to be seen and read for generations to come.
It helps me get a grip on what's really important on this planet. Sharing without borders.