Who Travels Sees More: Artists, Architects and Archaeologists Discover Egypt and the Near East [Hardback]

Diane Fortenberry (Editor)

ISBN: 9781842172735 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: ASTENE Publications | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 216p, H246 x W189 (mm) 75 b/w illus, 16p col pls

Who Travels Sees More


"Who lives sees much, who travels sees more" . The Arab proverb is an appropriate title for this latest collection of essays published by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East on its tenth anniversary. The desire to see what lay beyond the familiar landscapes of home shaped the lives of all the travellers discussed here. Their backgrounds and training as artists of one sort or another mean that they responded to what they saw in visual ways - in many cases taking the revelations of their travels home with them to inspire their own work.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Diane Fortenberry)
Some Remarks on the Mesopotamian Travels of Robert Ker Porter (Kai Kaniuth)
Sir Charles Fellows and the Xanthian Marbles (Enid Slatter)
The Short, Happy Life of Harold Jones, Artist and Archaeologist (Lyla Pinch-Brock)
Egypt Discovered by 19th-century American Artists (Caroline Williams)
The Paradox of Cypriot Artistic Representations (Rita C Severis)
Patronage, Politics and an Ill-defined Profession: How James 'Athenian' Stuart became an Architect (Kerry Bristol)
Inspired by Egypt: Owen Jones and Architectural Theory (Kathryn Ferry)
The Consequences of an Aesthetic Approach: C. R. Ashbee and the Pro-Jerusalem Society (Anat Almog)
An Architect's Progress: Charles Barry's Travels in Egypt (Patricia Usick)
By Brush and Lens: Revealing the Sphinx (Elaine Altman Evans)
Mohammed Sadiq's Exploration of the Hijaz Route and the First Photographs of the Prophet's Mosque (Paul Robertson)
In the Sandals of Pharaoh: James Henry Breasted and the Stereoscope (Elaine Altman Evans)
The British Consulate House in Cairo: Travellers' Tales, 1816-27 (Deborah Manley)
Wer soll Meister sein? Travelling Journeymen in Cairo (Agnieszka Dobrowolska)

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