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H 203 x W 254 mm

152 pages

Lavishly illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Jan 2018

Cornucopia Books

ISBN

Paperback: 9780956594860

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Keywords
Near East; Ottoman Empire; Archaeology; Photography; Biography

John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900

By Robert G. Ousterhout

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£22.95

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Professor Ousterhout tells the story of the photographer and archaeologist John Henry Haynes (1849-1910), unsung hero of American archaeology, and assesses his unique contribution with insight and affection. The landmark study is illustrated with more than 100 of his most poignant, unpublished photographs of Ottoman Turkey and Mesopotomia.

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Contents

Introduction; Early Life; Sailing to Assos: A Foothold in the East; Travels with a Camera: Anatolia, Syria and Mesopotamia; Baghdad and Beyond: The Unsung Hero of Nippur; An Eye for the Picturesque: The Photographer as Artist; Coda

About the Author

Robert Ousterhout (Ph.D. University of Illinois) has taught in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania since 2007. Previously he was Professor of Architectural History at the University of Illinois, where he taught for more than twenty years. A recognized specialist in Byzantine architecture, his research focuses on the documentation and interpretation of the vanishing architectural heritage of the eastern Mediterranean. His current fieldwork concentrates on Byzantine architecture, monumental art, and urbanism in Constantinople, Cappadocia, and Jerusalem. Since 2011 he has co-directed the “Cappadocia in Context” graduate seminar, a summer field school for Koç University.